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ORGAN CONSOLE WAS PAINTED WHITE PRIOR TO OVERHAUL IN 1985
AS PART OF FIRST PHASE OF ORGAN RESTORATION CONSOLE WAS RESTORED TO NATURAL
WOOD FINISH AND PETERSON ELECTRONIC RELAY AND COMBINATION ACTION WAS
INSTALLED. BRASS CHAMBER WAS REBUILT AND SECOND TUBA MIRABILIS AND
ENGLISH POSTHORN WAS REMOVED FOR RE-INSTALLATION IN SOLO CHAMBER AS
RECOMMENDED BY GEORGE WRIGHT. DUE TO UNFORSEEN PROBLEMS WITH THE
THEATRE SECOND PHASE OF RESTORATION WAS NEVER STARTED.
SOLO STRING 16'
HORN DIAPASON 16'
TUBA HORN 16'
|PERCUSSION CHAMBER||FOUNDATION CHAMBER|
|MASTER XYLOPHONE (re-iterating)
XYLOPHONE (non re-iterating)
DIAPHONIC DIAPASON 16'
TIBIA CLAUSA 16'
HARMONIC FLUTE 4'
TUBA MIRABILIS 16' *
ENGLISH HORN 16' *
|UPPER CHAMBER (non pipe)
RELAY AND TOP OF 32' DIAPHONE
SPEAKS THROUGH THIS CHAMBER
NOTES (*) When Jesse Crawford returned to play at the Chicago during the period of "THE CENTURY
OF PROGRESS" the Tuba Mirabilis and English Post Horn were removed from the UPTOWN
THEATRE and installed to augment the original TUBA MIRABILIS and ENGLISH HORN
in the BRASS CHAMBER. After the UPTOWN pipes were put into storage during the 1980's
renovation, the Post Horn was borrowed without the theatre management's knowledge for a
organ program at another theatre. The pipes disappeared and no one appears to know what happened
to them. The program was sponsored by another organ club and CATOE was not involved.
There were three consoles on this organ. The second console was installed in 1924 so that the
Crawford's could play duets. A slave console was used on the stage during shows. The second
console was sold the Pete Howell and was used to control an organ that Howell built for the Al
Kearny radio studio in Chicago. After Kearny's death the organ was sold to the seminary at
Mundelein, Illinois and installed in the auditorium. The slave console was used for stage shows
lasted through the forties. It was stored for many years above the lighting board before it was
sold to Stan Todd in Cincinati, Ohio
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