Balcom and Vaughan (1943)

Originally The Rudolph Wurlitzer Co. (Opus 776, 1924)

Location:

Show Box Nightclub
1426 1st Avenue
Seattle, WA US
Organ ID: 64293

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Status and Condition:

  • 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 August 10, 2019.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Wurlitzer
  • 8 ranks. 1 divisions. 3 manuals. 8 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Wurlitzer chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on August 10, 2019.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 1
  • Stops: 8
  • 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: Setterboard (remote or in console).
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on August 10, 2019.
Database Manager on August 07, 2019:

The Wurlitzer was originally built for the Liberty Theatre in North Bend, Oregon as a 2-manual, 8-rank Style F. For the Show Box installation, Balcom and Vaughan modified the console to be 3-manuals. After the instrument served at the Show Box from 1943 to 1960 it was sold to Don French of south Seattle for his residence. In 1970 it was sold to Brian Ingolsby who installed it in Steve's Gay 90's Restaurant in Tacoma along with the Style 260 Wurlitzer console opus #935 from the State Theatre in Cleveland Ohio which Don French had purchased in1969. Brian Ingolby then sold the modified opus 776 Liberty Theatre console to Terry Hochmuth who restored it to 2-manuals.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on August 10, 2019.

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