Balcom and Vaughan (1934)

Originally The Rudolph Wurlitzer Co. (Opus 977, 1920's)

Location:

Radio Station: KFPY
7 S. Howard Street
Spokane, WA US
Symons Building
Organ ID: 63507

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Radio, Television and Movie Studios
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on September 16, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Wurlitzer
  • 3 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Wurlitzer chests
  • Built by The Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on September 16, 2020.
Main:
  • Built by The Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.
  • Manuals: 3
  • 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.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on September 16, 2020.
Database Manager on October 22, 2018:

From the Puget Sound Theatre Organ Society website, "Radio station KFDC began in 1922. It was renamed KFPY in 1924, then KXLY in 1946. The KFPY organ was installed by Balcom & Vaughan in 1934, with additions in 1945. The instrument was based on a Wurlitzer Style D, opus #977 previously installed at the Arcade Theatre in Los Angeles.

In 1953, the organ was removed from KFPY and Balcom & Vaughan installed it in Seattle's Rolladium Skating Rink."

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on September 16, 2020.

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