From: Tom DeLay, May 2006
Opus 1538, Hippodrome NYC/Palace Albany, NY, this organ was NOT a Pub. #1.
I do not know where Judd got this description of this organ.
Judd seemed to think any 4m organ of 20 ranks was a Publix #1. Not so.
Bob Gates has the original console--now wired into a Wlaker digital organ.
In any case, the original organ in the Hippodrome and later moved to the Palace Albany
should be more correctly called a 4m SP. Special it was.
It had an English Horn and Clarinet both to 16'--but only playable in the Pedal.
The organ also had a 4 rank floating String division:
8' Violin Celeste #
8' Violin Celeste b
This is very Robert Morton in style.
The 4/28 special Wurliter (opus 1186) in the Fabian Paterson NJ also had this same sort of thing.