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wurlitzer31-Dec-2007 13:23
Eep Just looking at it you can imagine how many Theatre organ consoles went into the mix to make that thing O_o I see Robert morton stop tabs ,Wurlitzer tabs . What look like wurlitzer manuals and the pedal board looks like it may have been wurlitzer at one point.
Andrew 30-Jun-2007 08:03
As usual, the three largest consoles in the "organ room" are nothing but put-ons. This one is the biggest put-on of them all! I can't help but think that all those stoptabs, plus the 11-plus manuals (keyboards; which appear to have been painted flat black) and the pedalboard and swell shoes, would be better served being used on several, functional, organ consoles. I have no idea what they made the frame/shell of this "console" out of (not having seen it in person), but it is obviously a product of the House workshops... while of course the aforementioned usable parts probably came from various consoles that were taken apart... since I think the House was too cheap to buy new. Although I don't recognize the box above the center television (it looks like a clock radio, but I'm not sure), I do recognize the tape deck under the left stack of manuals... it is from a Marantz Pianocorder... and should probably be sold to someone who will actually use it. By the way, I say three "largest" because there is another, fourth console which almost never gets photographed... it is a 2-manual Wurlitzer console half-hidden under the spiralling display of tubular chimes, and hidden behind a pile of typewriters, and that looks largely un-monkeyed-around-with. From what I read on the HOTR page, some of the pipes on display in this room actually play, or were playable at one time. It might be this hidden console that plays/played them.
Guest 11-Mar-2007 00:05
I imagine the TVs were used so the organist could cue the music accurately, based on what was going on.
It's hard to see around that big organ!

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