Wurlitzer Opus #1143

3 manual, 11 rank Unit Orchestra, Style 235
Installed in B. F. RKO Keith's Theatre August 27, 1925
(Restored and reinstalled in January, 1967 at the New York State Fairgrounds, Syracuse)
Stop List Below

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Wurlitzer Opus 1143 Console

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Views of original installation at B.F. RKO Keith's Theatre,
Syracuse New York


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Removing the organ from the theatre

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The restoration crew.
They were one of the first groups of volunteers
that undertook a theatre organ restoration project in New York State. 

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State and local officials look over the progress being made.

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The restoration and re-installation of Opus 1143.

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Views of the solo chamber before pipes were installed.

Stop List
* Denotes Solo Chamber

Pedal:
16' Tuba Profunda*
16' Diaphone
16' Bourdon                        
16' Piano
8' Diaphonic Diapason
8' Tibia Clausa*
8' Harmonic Tuba*
8' Clarinet
8' Cello
8' Flute
4' Octave
Bass Drum*
Kettle Drum*
Crash Cymbal*
Cymbal*

Accompaniment:
16' Contra Viol (T.C.)
16' Bourdon
16' Vox Humana (T.C.)
16' Piano
8' Harmonic Tuba*
8' Diaphonic Diapason
8' Tibia Clausa*
8' Clarinet
8' Orchestral Oboe
8' Kinura
8' Viol d'Orchestra
8' Viol Celeste
8' Salitional
8' Concert Flute
8' Vox Humana
8' Piano
4' Piccolo*
4' Viol
4' Octave Celeste
4' Salicet
4' Flute
4' Vox Humana
4' Piano
2 2/3' Twelfth
2' Piccolo
Marimba*
Chrysoglott
Snare Drum*
Tambourine*
Castanets*
Chinese Block*
Tom Tom*
Solo to Accompaniment

Great:
16' Tuba Profunda*
16' Diaphone
16' Contra Viol (T.C.)
16' Tibia Clausa (T.C.)
16' Bourdon
16' Piano
8' Harmonic Tuba*
8' Diaphonic Diapason
8' Tibia Clausa*
8' Clarinet
8' Orchestral Oboe*
8' Kinura*
8' Viol d'Orchestra
8' Viol Celeste
8' Salitional
8' Concert Flute
8' Vox Humana
8' Piano
4' Harmonic Clarion*
4' Octave
4' Piccolo*
4' Viol
4' Octave Celeste
4' Salicet
4' Flute
2 2/3' Twelfth
4' Piano
2' Fifteenth
2' Piccolo
13/5' Tierce
Marimba*
Harp*
Cathedral Chimes*
Sleigh Bells*
Xylophone*
Glockenspiel*
Orchestral Bells*
Chrysoglott*
Solo to Great

Solo:
16' Tuba Profunda*
8' Harmonic Tuba*
8' Diaphonic Diapason
8' Tibia Clausa*
8' Clarinet
8' Orchestra Oboe*
8' Kinura
4' Harmonic Clarion*
4' Piccolo*
Cathedral Chimes*
Xylophone*
Glockenspiel*
Orchestral Bells*

Accompaniment Second Touch:
8' Harmonic Tuba*
8' Tibia Clausa*
8' Clarinet
Cathedral Chimes*
Xylophone*
Triangle*
Solo to Accomp.

Great Second Touch:
16' Tuba Profunda*
8' Tibia Clausa*
Solo to Great

Tremulants:
Main
Solo*
Vox Humana
Tuba*
Tibia*

Effects:
Bird*
Train Whistle*
Horses Hoofs*
Fire Gong*
Surf*
Auto Horn*
Door (or Telephone) Bell*

General:
10 Adjustable Combination Pistons Accomp.
10 Adjustable Combination Pistons Great
6 Adjustable Combination Pistons Solo
3 Adjustable Combination Toe Pistons Pedal
1 Crescendo Pedal

1 Double Touch Sforzando Pedal
First Touch: Full stops wind (Pipes)
Second Touch: Full stops wind and percussion

1 Double Touch Sforzando Pedal
First Touch: Snare Drum
Second Touch: Bass Drum and Cymbal

Wind Pressures:
Tibia, Tuba, Percussions, Relays, Swell Shades 15" wind
Vox Humana 6" wind
Remainder of organ 10" wind

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