Pipe Organ Database

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Unknown Builder (1996ca.)

Originally Rudolph Wurlitzer Manufacturing Co. (Opus 2164, 1931)

Location:

Roaring 20s Pizza and Pipes restaurant
6750 N US-301
Ellenton (Tampa), FL 34222 US
Organ ID: 49954

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Restaurants
  • The organ has been removed from this location and currently in storage.
  • 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: Wurlitzer
  • 42 ranks. 5 divisions. 4 manuals. 213 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Wurlitzer chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 213
  • Position: Console on lift.
  • 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.
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on December 21, 2012:

Updated through online information from Richard Harrold. -- Originally a 4/20 Publix #1. Shipped from the Wurlitzer works at North Tonawanda, NY, 28th July 1931, to the Paramount Theatre, Oakland, CA. Sold to one Urban Braito in Benicia, CA in 1955. Removed to the Melody Inn Restaurant, Los Altos, CA in 1969. Spent time in storage, owned by one Steve Restivo. Enlarged to 42 ranks and installed in 1979 in the Paramount Music Palace, Indianapolis in 1979. Removed to Ken Crome's workshops in Reno, NV in January 1995 for a rebuild. Installed in Roaring 20s in Ellenton, FL in 1999. Restaurant closed in 2010, organ advertised for sale, believed in store in Florida. I was told a rumour that it would go into a new restaurant in Jacksonville, but all seems quiet on that front.

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

Database Manager on June 25, 2012:

Identified through online information from Stephen Hall.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist found on web forum, tidied up, a few presumed omissions inserted - no responsibility taken for accuracy.
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ and console, April 2003.: Photograph by Roger Wollstadt CC-BY-SA.

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