The Rudolph Wurlitzer Co. (Opus 1953, 1928)

Location:

Fisher Theatre
3011 West Grand Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48202 US
Organ ID: 58679

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Theatres, Cinemas, Movie Houses
  • The organ has been relocated.
  • 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
  • 34 ranks. 4 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Wurlitzer chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
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Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • 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.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 07, 2017:

Organ sold at unknown time to George Orbits, Detroit, Michigan, who was a major supporter of the Detroit Theatre Organ Society (DTOS). The organ was kept from 1961-62 in the Iris Theatre in Detroit. In 1963, the DTOS acquired the Senate Theatre and installed the organ there.

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Database Manager on May 07, 2017:

"The Fisher brothers enjoyed light classical music and found pleasure occasionally playing the organ in their church. Therefore this theater organ is a mix of theater and classical specifications so that the brothers could find it easy to play should they desire. The stop rail layout is like no other, with the stop tablets arranged by chamber rather than by voice." Detroit Theatre Organ Society website

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Database Manager on July 01, 2016:

Wurlitzer "Style Sp 4m"
Factory date: September 19, 1928
Cost: $67,050

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

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