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The Rudolph Wurlitzer Co. (Opus 2137, 1930ca.)

Location:

Residence: Terry Hochmuth
865 West Yarmouth Road
Yarmouthport, MA 02675 US
Organ ID: 56947

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Private Residences
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
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
  • 7 ranks. 2 manuals.
All:
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on October 21, 2015:

Organ relocated without any change. Identified by Terry Hochmuth, based on personal knowledge of the organ.

Opus 2137 originally shipped from the Wurlitzer factory in North Tonawanda, New York on September 15, 1930 to the Harleigh Memorial Mausoleum Chapel in Camden, New Jersey. Removed from there sometime in the 1960s by the MP Moller representative from New York and relocated to the First Free Evangelical Church in Brooklyn, New York.

At that time, the original roll-player console was modified and the roll playing mechanism and was removed and disposed of. The console was clad in brown formica. Organ removed from the Church in October, 2005 and put into storage in Truro, Massachusetts.

Rebuilding and reinstallation commenced in October, 2010 and original roll playing mechanism was located in Pittsburgh, PA. Console restored by Jon Perry of East Run, Pennsylvania. Approximately 85 original Wurlitzer RJ-series rolls were located and have been restored and are all fully playable. The player mechanism is totally functioning as originally intended in 1930.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist taken from console November 1, 2015
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Player Console: Photograph by Terry Hochmuth. Taken on 2015-10-22

Pipework: Photograph by Terry Hochmuth. Taken on 2015-10-22

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