The Rudolph Wurlitzer Co. (Opus 1783, 1927)

Location:

Alabama Theatre
1817 3rd Ave. N.
Birmingham, AL 35203 US
Organ ID: 41058

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Theatres, Cinemas, Movie Houses
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • 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
  • 20 ranks. 4 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 May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Console Style: Horseshoe style console.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys in horseshoe curves.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on December 22, 2015:

Factory date: November 11, 1927

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

Database Manager on May 27, 2009:

Originally a Publix I, the organ has been enlarged to 29 ranks, beginning with a Trivo Post Horn in 1984. The console has been enlarged and rebuilt, and can now be removed from its lift and stored in a climate-controlled auxiliary "garage."

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

Instrument Images:

Theatre exterior: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2009-05-27

Cecil Whitmire at the console: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2009-05-27

Console: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2009-05-27

Console detail: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2009-05-27

Console: Photograph by Jack E. Boucher; image courtesy of the Library of Congress. Taken on 1996-08-01

Console in the Well: Photograph by Jack E. Boucher; image courtesy of the Library of Congress. Taken on 1996-08-01

Console Halfway Up the Well: Photograph by Jack E. Boucher; image courtesy of the Library of Congress. Taken on 1996-08-01

Console in Place: Photograph by Jack E. Boucher; image courtesy of the Library of Congress. Taken on 1996-08-01

Console Shown in Motion: Photograph by Jack E. Boucher; image courtesy of the Library of Congress. Taken on 1996-08-01

Chamber Grillework: Photograph by Jack E. Boucher; image courtesy of the Library of Congress. Taken on 1996-08-01

Detail of Chamber Grillework: Photograph by Jack E. Boucher; image courtesy of the Library of Congress. Taken on 1996-08-01

Blower: Photograph by Jack E. Boucher; image courtesy of the Library of Congress. Taken on 1996-08-01

Motor for Organ Lift: Photograph by Jack E. Boucher; image courtesy of the Library of Congress. Taken on 1996-08-01

Motor for Organ Lift: Photograph by Jack E. Boucher; image courtesy of the Library of Congress. Taken on 1996-08-01

Organ Lift: Photograph by Jack E. Boucher; image courtesy of the Library of Congress. Taken on 1996-08-01

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