Unknown Builder (1988)

Originally The Rudolph Wurlitzer Co. (Opus 2003, 1929)

Location:

Venango Museum of Art, Science and Industry
270 Seneca Street
Oil City, PA 16301 US
Organ ID: 60422

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Museums
  • The organ has been renovated with changes 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
  • 8 ranks. 3 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: 3
  • Position: Movable console.
  • 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 August 07, 2017:

Volunteers replaced all of the internal parts of the windchests, regulators, wind work, etc., working in the basement of the museum. The organ was then installed in a single chamber on the main floor of the museum; the percussions and special effects are outside of the chamber. Refurbishing of the pipework, renovation of the console, and setup of the Artisan control system was performed under the direction of Dennis Unks of Organ Supply Industries of Erie, Pennsylvania. Robert Fischer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, directed the tonal finishing.

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

Database Manager on August 07, 2017:

The organ was completed by 1997 and debuted by a local player: 16-year-old Taylor (Cameron) Carpenter.

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

Database Manager on August 03, 2017:

Information from The WurliTzer Pipe Organ – An Illustrated History by David L. Junchen (comp. & ed. Jeff Weiler). The American Theatre Organ Society, 2005.
Wurlitzer "Style 200 3m"
Factory date: February 2, 1929

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

Database Manager on May 07, 2017:

Built for Latonia Theatre, Oil City, Pennsylvania. At an unknown time, sold to George Shaw, a philanthropist of Franklin, Pennsylvania, who stored the organ at his residence. In 1988, Mr. Shaw donated the organ to the Venango Museum of Art, Science, and Industry, in Oil City, Pennsylvania.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
From www.theatreorgans.com and Dennis James: Open In New Tab Typed specification
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Side view of console: Photograph by Dennis James. Taken on 2017-08-05

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