Pipe Organ Database

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The Rudolph Wurlitzer Co. (Opus 1942, 1928)

Location:

Paradise Theatre
231 N. Pulaski Road
Chicago, IL 60624 US
Organ ID: 59374

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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
  • 21 ranks. 5 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: 5
  • Position: Console on lift.
  • 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.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on August 17, 2016:

Wurlitzer "Style Sp 5m" - Publix #1 plus Post Horn
Factory date: August 27, 1928
Cost: $30,800
In 1948, sold for $10,000 to Richard Vaughn of Los Angeles, California, who installed it in his residence/studio. In 1969, relocated to William P. Brown residence, Phoenix, Arizona, where it was enlarged to 34 ranks. In 2007, the organ was put in storage in Phoenix.

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

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