The Rudolph Wurlitzer Co. (1942)

Location:

Town Hall
35 Central Street
Stoneham, MA 02180 US
Organ ID: 58896

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Auditoriums and Concert Halls
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, used occasionally.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Wurlitzer
  • 14 ranks. 2 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Wurlitzer chests
  • Position: In side 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: 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 July 06, 2016:

The organ is a 2/14 Wurlitzer. It was rebuilt by Wurlitzer in 1930 out of two organs that they had previously repossessed, and installed in the WNAC Radio Studio in the Buckminster Hotel, near Fenway Park in Boston. One of the original organs was Opus 1602, a Style B, originally installed in the Windsor Theatre in Brooklyn, New York. The other was originally Opus 1742, a Style 190, from the Empire Theatre, also in Brooklyn. On July 28, 1941, WNAC organist Francis Cronin announced on the radio that the organ was for sale at a low price on condition that it "be installed in a public place where people could enjoy it." Ralph Patch, owner of the E. L. Patch Cod Liver Oil Company in Stoneham, immediately called, arranged for its purchase, and offered it to the town. The town accepted the organ at a dedication program on March 19 [1942]. Francis Cronin, last organist at WNAC, was the first organist to play it in Stoneham. (from Sixty-one Years of Town Meetings by Bruce Netten)

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Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist from <i>Sixty-one Years of Town Meetings</i> by Bruce Netten)
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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