The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Latonia Theatre
1 East First Street
Oil City, Pennsylvania 16301

OHS Database ID 60426.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been relocated and is no longer at this location.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition August 3, 2017.

Technical Details

Wurlitzer EP chests .

Three manuals. 8 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.


  • 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 (Steven E. Lawson. August 3, 2017)
  • 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. (Steven E. Lawson. August 3, 2017)
  • The organ is used occasionally in the museum. (Steven E. Lawson. August 3, 2017)

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  • Typed specification. Source: From and Dennis James

  • Oil City, Pennsylvania
    Latonia Theatre
    The Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.   Opus 2003   1929
    Wurlitzer "Style 200 3m"   3 manuals, 8 ranks
                  MAIN CHAMBER                             SOLO CHAMBER
         16' Diaphonic Diapason  85 pipes         16' Tuba Horn           85 pipes
         16' Bourdon/Flute       97 pipes          8' Tibia Clausa        85 pipes
          8' Violin              73 pipes          8' Kinura              61 pipes
          8' Violin Celeste      73 pipes          8' Vox Humana          61 pipes
             Chrysoglott         49 notes             Cathedral Chimes    25 notes
                                                      Xylophone           37 notes
                                                      Glockenspiel        37 notes
                                                      Sleigh Bells        25 notes
                                                      Bass Drum
                                                      Kettle Drum
                                                      Crash Cymbal
             PEDAL                                    GREAT
         16' Ophicleide                           16' Ophicleide
         16' Diaphone                             16' Diaphone
         16' Bourdon                              16' Contra Viol (Ten C)
          8' Tuba Horn                            16' Bourdon
          8' Diaphonic Diapason                   16' Vox Humana (Ten C)
          8' Tibia Clausa                          8' Tuba Horn
          8' Cello                                 8' Diaphonic Diapason
          8' Flute                                 8' Tibia Clausa
          4' Octave                                8' Kinura
             Bass Drum                             8' Violin
             Kettle Drum                           8' Violin Celeste
             Crash Cymbal                          8' Flute
             Cymbal                                8' Vox Humana
             1st & 2nd Touch Traps switch          4' Octave
                                                   4' Piccolo
             ACCOMPANIMENT                         4' Viol
         16' Contra Viol (Ten C)                   4' Octave Celeste
         16' Bourdon                               4' Flute
         16' Vox Humana (Ten C)                2 2/3' Twelfth (Tibia)
          8' Tuba                              2 2/3' Twelfth
          8' Diaphonic Diapason                    2' Piccolo (Tibia)
          8' Tibia Clausa                          2' Fifteenth
          8' Kinura                                2' Piccolo
          8' Violin                            1 3/5' Tierce
          8' Violin Celeste                           Cathedral Chimes
          8' Flute                                    Sleigh Bells
          8' Vox Humana                               Xylophone
          4' Octave                                   Glockenspiel
          4' Piccolo                                  Chrysoglott
          4' Viol
          4' Octave Celeste                           GREAT SECOND TOUCH
          4' Flute                                16' Ophicleide
          4' Vox Humana                            8' Tibia Clausa
      2 2/3' Twelfth                               8' Tuba Horn
          2' Piccolo
             Chrysoglott                              SOLO 
             Snare Drum                           16' Diaphone 
             Tambourine                           16' Contra Viol (Ten C)
             Castanets                             8' Tuba Horn
             Chinese Block                         8' Diaphonic Diapason
             Tom Tom                               8' Tibia Clausa
                                                   8' Kinura
             ACCOMPANIMENT SECOND TOUCH            8' Violin
          8' Tuba Horn                             8' Violin Celeste
          8' Diaphonic Diapason                    4' Octave
          8' Tibia Clausa                          4' Piccolo
             Cathedral Chimes                      2' Piccolo (Tibia)
             Xylophone                                Cathedral Chimes
             Triangle                                 Xylophone
             EFFECTS (by Toe Pistons)                 TREMULANTS
             Klaxon                                   Main
             Fire Gong                                Tibia Clausa
             Steamboat Whistle                        Tuba
             Horses Hooves                            Vox Humana
             Surf                                     Solo
             Door Bell (by push button)               ADJUSTABLE COMBINATIONS
                                                      Pedal           3 toe studs
             GENERAL                                  Accompaniment  10 pistons
             Two Expression Pedals                    Great          10 pistons
             1 double-touch Sforzando Pedal           Solo            5 pistons
             - 1st Touch: Snare Drum
             - 2nd Touch: Bass Drum
             1 double-touch Sforzando Pedal
             - 1st Touch: Kettle Drum
             - 2nd Touch: Cymbal
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2017-08-07]
  • Typed specification. Source: From and Dennis James Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.