Edward Lippert (1971)

Originally The Rudolph Wurlitzer Co. (Opus 1003, 1925)

Location:

Residence: Edward Lippert
Spokane, WA US
Recital Building
Organ ID: 56933

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Private Residences
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is playable, but not 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
  • 16 ranks. 2 divisions. 3 manuals.
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: 3
  • Divisions: 2
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • 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.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • 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 14, 2015:

Updated through online information from Eric Schmiedeberg.

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

Database Manager on December 13, 2015:

Updated through online information from Eric Schmiedeberg.

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

Database Manager on October 13, 2015:

Altered and relocated existing organ. Identified by Eric Schmiedeberg, based on personal knowledge of the organ.

Two of the added ranks of this instrument--the Quintadena and Salicional (both non-Wurlitzer) were never winded. Also, the Piano originally called for in the organ's original 1925 specification and in Eddie's expansion of it was never realized.

The original 10 ranks of this instrument was moved very carefully from Willamette University in Salem, OR to Spokane and its re-installation was immaculately done. Eddie Lippert was an engineer by trade and a very capable semi-professional organist who broadcast over KHQ radio in Spokane in the 40's and 50's. The organ sounded very good in its spacious recital space with very live acoustics.

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

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by Dan Brown. Taken on 2009-10-01

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