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Robert Morton Organ Co. (Opus 2507, 1929)

Location:

Hilo Theatre
Hilo, Hawaii, HI 96720 US
Organ ID: 24395

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Theatres, Cinemas, Movie Houses
  • 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 May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP unit
  • 7 ranks. 2 divisions. 3 manuals. 7 registers.
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: 3
  • Divisions: 2
  • Registers: 7
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • 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.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • 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 August 11, 2008:

Updated through on-line information from Bob Alder. -- The original console was destroyed by the wave of the 1960 tsunami. The Hilo Theatre was closed and slated for demolition. The pipe chambers were spared damage from the tsunami, so the organ went to a private home in Honolulu. It was donated back to the Hilo Palace Theater for restoration and re-installation. It has been enlarged to 14 ranks (as of July 2008) with ranks and the four manual console from the Waikiki Theatre.

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. -- Originallly built for the New Palace Theatre in Hilo. Moved here in 1940.

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

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