Unknown Builder (1941)

Originally The Rudolph Wurlitzer Co. (Opus 2028, 1929)

Location:

Estherville Lutheran Church
208 N. Eighth St
Estherville, IA 51334 US
Organ ID: 36679

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Lutheran Churches
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Wurlitzer
  • 6 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 35 stops. 6 registers.
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 May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 35
  • Registers: 6
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • 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.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on June 14, 2012:

Updated through online information from Will Dunklin. -- Style 150 was 2 manuals and pedal with 5 ranks in one chamber. The ranks were Tibia Clausa, Concert Flute, Salicional, Trumpet and Vox Humana. A 6th rank on this organ must be a later addition.

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

Database Manager on November 21, 2008:

Updated through on-line information from John Panning. -- This is a Style 150 that was originally installed in the Sun Theater in York, Nebraska. A number of electronic voices were added at some point, and the tube-based tone generators and amplifiers, though non-functional, were still in the chamber at the time of my visit. The console bears a label reading "Haygren Electronic Ensemble". I understand that Robert Arndt has performed some work on the organ subsequent to my visit.

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

Database Manager on September 26, 2008:

Identified through on-line information from Stephen Hall. -- Organ renovated in 2008 by Bob Arndt (Arndt Organ Supply) with help from members of the congregation. Case restored by David Hikes. (information from article in Estherville Daily News, dated Sept. 24, 2008)

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

Instrument Images:

Console from left: Dobson Archives photograph. Taken on 2006-01-06

Console from straight-on: Dobson Archives photograph. Taken on 2006-01-06

Label for electronic stops: Dobson Archives photograph. Taken on 2006-01-06

Wurlitzer pipes in chamber: Dobson Archives photograph. Taken on 2006-01-06

Electronic stop tone generators: Dobson Archives photograph. Taken on 2006-01-06

Relay: Dobson Archives photograph. Taken on 2006-01-06

Wurlitzer pipes in chamber: Dobson archives photo. Taken on 2006-01-05

Underside of chest and regulators: Dobson archives photo. Taken on 2006-01-05

Wurlitzer relay: Dobson archives photo. Taken on 2006-01-05

Tremulant: Dobson archives photo. Taken on 2006-01-05

Chimes: Dobson archives photo. Taken on 2006-01-05

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