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Balcom and Vaughan (1956 ca.)

Originally The Rudolph Wurlitzer Co. (Opus 451, 1921)

Location:

Rollerfair (Skateland) Rink
Everett, WA US
Organ ID: 35328

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Amusements: Skating Rinks, etc.
  • The organ has been relocated.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on October 14, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP unit
  • 5 ranks. 1 divisions. 3 manuals. 5 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP unit chests
  • Built by The Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on October 14, 2020.
Main:
  • Built by The Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 1
  • Stops: 5
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Horseshoe style console.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys in horseshoe curves.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on October 14, 2020.
Jim Stettner on October 14, 2020:

Identified by James R. Stettner from the Balcom and Vaughan Master opus list. According to the Judd Walton opus list, the organ was originally shipped in August, 1921 to the San Francisco Wurlitzer store/warehouse. It was a Style 170. According to the PSTOS website, "In 1922, the organ was sold to the Ellensburg Theatre in Ellensburg, Washington. In 1938, it was moved to Seattle's Playland Amusement Park Skating Rink. According to Ray Whelpley, Balcom & Vaughan moved the organ in 1956 to Everett's Rollerfair Rink and a three-manual console was added. This disagrees with the Balcom & Vaughan opus lists which shows a two-manual instrument moved in 1943." According to the Balcom and Vaughan opus list, the organ was sold in 1965 to Ray Whelpley.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on October 14, 2020.

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