Brantley A. Duddy (2010)

Originally The Rudolph Wurlitzer Co. (Opus 2070, 1929)

Location:

John Wanamaker Store / Macy's Center City
1300 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107 US
Greek Hall
Organ ID: 48527

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Retail Stores: Department stores, Music stores, etc.
  • The organ has been restored to a previous state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Wurlitzer
  • 8 ranks. 572 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 71 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Wurlitzer chests
  • Position: In center 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
  • Registers: 71
  • 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: Remote pneumatic/mechanical capture system.
  • 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 Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on July 05, 2016:

Wurlitzer "Style 190"
Factory date: September 21, 1929
Built for the Fox (Rio) Theatre, Appleton, Wisconsin

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

Database Manager on March 02, 2013:

Updated through online information from Ray Biswanger.

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

Database Manager on August 15, 2011:

Identified through online information from Paul Marchesano. -- Relocated from the Smithsonian Institution 2007-2010. Organ Originally installed in the Fox (Rio) Theatre in Appleton, Wisconsin; later installed in the home of Lowell Ayars in Bridgeton, New Jersey. The organ was restored according to OHS Guidelines for Conservation and Restoration. Wired in parallel is a solid state relay and digital recording/playback interface. The console is installed within its own "booth" and is on a lift, operable from the console or from a control panel to the side.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Specification from 2016 OHS Convention Handbook et al
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2015-02-16

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