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The Rudolph Wurlitzer Co. (1930)

Originally Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 545, 1925)

Location:

H. J. Heinz Co.
Pittsburgh, PA US
Auditorium
Organ ID: 23132

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Factory or commercial business, not retail
  • The organ is no longer a complete instrument; dispersed/parted out.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
All:
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 29, 2016:

E M Skinner Op. 545 was originally installed at the Metropolitan Theatre in Boston c.1926; it was sold to Wurlitzer in 1930 and relocated by them to the Heinz auditorium; it sustained serious flood damage and was rebuilt and enlarged by Kimball as a 4/57 with a new console; it was later moved to Texas and broken up for parts in 1987. (Jeff Scofield. 2016-05-29)

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

Database Manager on March 11, 2006:

Identified through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn:
E. M. Skinner Opus 545, relocated from Metropolitan Theatre Boston, Massachusetts; flood damaged in 1936; console replaced by Kimball in 1936; Percussion added to #907 in 1950; supposedly, organ was moved to Texas and broken up for parts in 1987.

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

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