Pipe Organ Database

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Owner (1988)

Originally The Rudolph Wurlitzer Co. (Opus 1813, 1927)

Location:

Orion Centre
155 Beamish Street
Campsie, 11 NSW 2194 AU
Organ ID: 58188

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Theatres, Cinemas, Movie Houses
  • The organ is extant in this location, possibly in original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, used occasionally.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Wurlitzer
  • 17 ranks. 3 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Wurlitzer chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on April 11, 2016:

Originally Wurlitzer Style 260 (3/15) built for the Capitol Theatre, Sydney, Australia. In early years, the Saxophone rank was exchanged for the Krumet rank of the Adelaide Regent Theatre, but the stop tabs were unchanged.

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

Database Manager on April 11, 2016:

The organ was used at the Capitol until mid-1957; in 1963 it was adopted by the Theatre Organ Society of Australia members who got it playing again. When the Capitol was closed in 1972, the TOSA was given the option to buy the organ; they removed the organ to storage where it remained for 16 years. In 1988, the organ was installed in the Orion Centre, a former theatre in the Sydney suburb of Campsie, by TOSA members headed by John Parker, organ builder in New Zealand. At this time two ranks were added: an English Post Horn and a Solo String Celeste.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist from Theatre Organ Society of Australia website
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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