Owner (1989 ca.)

Originally Rudolph Wurlitzer Manufacturing Co. (1925)

Location:

Residence: Fred & Eva Beeks
Skagway, AK US
Organ ID: 71633

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Private Residences
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on August 24, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • 3 manuals.
Main:
  • Built by Rudolph Wurlitzer Manufacturing 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.
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on August 23, 2022.
Jim Stettner on August 23, 2022:

This entry represents the installation of a used organ in a private residence by the owner. The original home was the California Theatre in Dunsmuir, California. Identified from the Judd Walton Wurlitzer opus list and the Puget Sound Theatre Organ Society website. Style D, 6-ranks.

  1. Originally built for the California Theatre in Dunsmuir, CA.
  2. To San Francisco business of Vernon Gregory. 7-rank Smith organ added. Stoprail enlarged to 3m.
  3. 1967, to Reno Nevada residence of Fred & Eva Beeks.
  4. 1989, here: to Skagway, Alaska residence of Fred & Eva Beeks.
  5. 2005, given to Fox Theatre in Centralia, WA. Installation 2006-2007 by Fred & Eva. Reduced to the original Wurlitzer Style D 6-ranks plus a Gottfried 8' Kinura. Added 3rd manual re- tained, but 2nd stop rail eliminated.
We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on August 26, 2022.

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