From: Tom DeLay, January 2002
This is ubiquitously called an
R-20 but it bears little resemblance to the usual 3/12 spec. This 3/16 has
three straight stoprails, manual second touch, traps ( now removed) and a
full compliment of tonal percussions (all but Chrys and Chimes now removed).
The removal of the various percussions resulted from the organ's sentence to
a church for the last 42 years.
Rather than the usual 5 pistons per manual, this thing has ten DOUBLE TOUCH
pistons per manual. I guess, in a way, this could be considered a suitable
the second touch on each pistons controls an independent "settable" pedal
Unlike what was found on the style 260 Wurlitzers on up, this is a suitable
works just like any piston and can be set as such. The organ also has three
independent pedal toe pistons...33 pedal combination pistons in effect! I
am not about to question the wisdom of this design, but it is still intact
and works perfectly
save for the periodic open black cap magnet.