The Rudolph Wurlitzer Co. (Opus 1850, 1928)

Location:

California Theatre / California Theatre of the Performing Arts
562 W. 4th Street
San Bernardino, CA 92401 US
Organ ID: 35360

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Theatres, Cinemas, Movie Houses
  • The organ is currently being renovated or restored.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on July 21, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Wurlitzer
  • 10 ranks. 2 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Wurlitzer chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on July 21, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • 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.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on July 21, 2018.
Database Manager on July 22, 2018:

Information from The Wurlitzer Pipe Organ – An Illustrated History by David L. Junchen (comp. & ed. Jeff Weiler). The American Theatre Organ Society, 2005.
Wurlitzer Style 216
Factory date: February 27, 1928

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.

Database Manager on June 14, 2013:

Updated through online information from William Dunklin. -- Wurlitzer Style 216. One source lists opus 1850 as being sold to the Fairfax Theatre in San Bernardino. Other sources indicate opus 1850 going to the California Theatre.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on June 05, 2008:

Identified through online information from Stephen Hall. -- Originally a movie theatre, the California Theatrr is now owned by the city and serves as a performing arts center and home to the San Bernardino Symphony. The instrument is currently in poor condition, but restoration efforts have begun (reported in "The Sun" San Bernardino, June 2008)

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on July 21, 2018.

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