The Rudolph Wurlitzer Co. (Opus 800, 1924)

Location:

Wurtlizer Store
1031 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107 US
Organ ID: 51917

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Organ built for development purposes
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • 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
  • 5 ranks. 2 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Wurlitzer chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 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.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 07, 2017:

Wurlitzer "Style Sch 20"
Factory date: March 7, 1924
In 1925, sold to Savoy Theatre, Atlantic City, New Jersey; repossessed. In 1925, sold to James A. Smith, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; repossessed. In 1927, Moved to Mrs. Emily Smith Residence, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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

Database Manager on August 15, 2013:

This entry describes an original installation of a new pipe organ. Identified by William Dunklin, using information found in David Junchen's The Wurlitzer Pipe Organ, An Illustrated History," p. 642. -- Opus 800 was built and delivered to Wurlitzer's Philadelphia showroom apparently as a demonstration organ. It spent approximately 14 months there before being moved to the Savoy Theatre in Atlantic City for a month and then to a Philadelphia residence. It was a stock residencial model "Scheme 20" 5 ranks, Open Diapason, Flute, Salicional, Vox Humana and Dulciana. It's current status is unknown.

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

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