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The Rudolph Wurlitzer Co. (Opus 1912, 1928)

Location:

Ohio Memorial Chapel
Tiffin Developmental Center<br> 600 N. River Road
Tiffin, OH 44883 US
Ohio Memorial Chapel
Organ ID: 45565

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Status and Condition:

  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition needs attention, but in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Wurlitzer
  • 8 ranks. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 38 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Wurlitzer chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Registers: 38
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • 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: Setterboard (remote or in console).
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, not in standard AGO position.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • 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 November 24, 2017:

Information from The Wurlitzer Pipe Organ - An Illustrated History by David L. Junchen; comp. by Jeff Weiler. The American Theatre Organ Society, 2005
Wurlitzer Style "Sch 61 Sp" - Voiced on 8" wind
Factory date: July 23, 1928
Built for Memorial M.E. Church, Tiffin, Ohio

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

Database Manager on November 24, 2017:

Updated by Curtis L. King, who has heard or played the organ.

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

Database Manager on June 16, 2012:

Updated through online information from Will Dunklin.

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

Database Manager on November 19, 2009:

Identified through on-line information from William T. Pugh. -- The chapel was built as part of the Junior Order of United American Mechanics National Orphans' Home. The campus is now the Tiffin Developmental Center and is run by the state of Ohio.

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

Instrument Images:

Church Interior, Chancel, and Pipe Facade: Vintage Postcard, courtesy of T. Bradford Willis, DDS (1920s).

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