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Robert Morton Organ Co. (Opus 2507, 1929)

Location:

Palace Theatre
38 Haili St
Hilo, Hawaii, HI 96720 US
Auditorium
Organ ID: 24394

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Theatres, Cinemas, Movie Houses
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • 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: EP unit
  • 17 ranks. 2 divisions. 4 manuals. 156 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP unit chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 2
  • Stops: 156
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • 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: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on September 17, 2009:

Updated through on-line information from Bob Alder.

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

Database Manager on August 11, 2008:

Updated through on-line information from Bob Alder. -- This organ survived two tsunamis (1946 & 1960) in its second home, the Hilo Theatre. The original 3 manual console was destroyed in the 1960 tsunami. The pipes and chests were reinstalled in a Honolulu home with a replacement 2 manual console. It was given back to the Palace Theater for reinstallation as part of the Palace restoration project. It has been rebuilt, reinstalled and enlarged with pipes, chests and the 4 manual Robert-Morton console from the Waikiki Theatre. When finished, this organ will have 20 ranks plus tuned percussions and non-tonal traps.

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

Database Manager on October 26, 2006:

Identified through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- Organ moved in 1940 to the Hilo Theatre.

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

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