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A. Gottfried & Co. (1923)

Location:

Walton Theatre
735 E. Chelten Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19138 US
Organ ID: 59116

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Theatres, Cinemas, Movie Houses
  • The organ is no longer at this location; destroyed, dispersed, relocated or taken in trade.
  • 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: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 2 manuals. 8 stops. 69 registers.
All:
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Built by A. Gottfried & Co.
  • Manuals: 2
  • Stops: 8
  • Registers: 69
  • 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.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
We received the most recent update for this console from Christopher Walton on December 10, 2020.

Stage:
  • Built by A. Gottfried & Co.
  • Manuals: 2
  • Stops: 8
  • Registers: 69
  • 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.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Christopher Walton on December 09, 2020.
Jim Stettner on December 10, 2020:

Updated through online information from Christopher Walton, -- I now own, and am in the process of rebuilding.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on December 10, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Exterior: Photograph from an archival source: Cinema treasures, submitted by Christopher Walton. Taken approx. 1970s

Console - Yellow, blue, green, and all backrail tabs are not original and added in the 1970s: Photograph by Christopher Walton. Taken on 2017-05-10

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