From: Fred Hermes, December 1995
The organ went from the Strand Theatre to 1st Baptist Church
about 1942. When the church was demolished I got the organ for $300.00
The original ranks were as follows:
Tibia went to 2' - highly unified, Solo Scale
|4||Flute||16-8-4-[2 2/3]-2-1 3/5||Sleigh Bells (tuned)|
|5||Tibia||16-8-4-[2 2/3]-2||Toy Counter|
Post Horn + Krumet - rare except big organs
So many couplers - 'everything to everything' - required huge separate
coupler relay...even my 5/28 Wurly from the Michigan Theatre had no
coupler relay and it was loaded with couplers.
The only thing this organ
lacked was the Tuba to 16' - I added a wood bombarde from the Hope Jones
Wurlitzer Isis Theatre, Denver, Colo., on 20" wind.
Blower was 10hp.
This was a 'Special 4 man.' and whoever did the spex knew what he
I sold the organ in 1955 (when I bought the 5/28) to Replica Records. It
was recorded and enlarged to 19 ranks, then about 1960 sold to Dr. Lawson in
Montreal, Can. and then a few years later sold to pizza parlor in
California, 'Pipes + Pizza' in Sacramento. Pizza parlor is closed and
organ and restaurant equip. to be sold together.