3/13 Wurlitzer
Private Residence, Massapequa, L.I.

This is the only known currently operating Theatre Pipe Organ installed in a residence in the New York Theatre Organ Society’s geographic area.

Loew's 167th Street Theatre

Shipped from the North Tonowanda factory to the Loew’s 167th street theatre in the Bronx on August 4, 1928, the organ started its life as a 3/11 Style 230 Wurlitzer. Thirty-seven years later in 1965 it was removed from the theatre and installed in the current owner’s home in the town of Massapequa on Long Island.

Style 230 Wurlitzers were shipped from the factory with the following 11 ranks:

1. Tuba
2. Diapason
3. Flute
4. Clarinet
5. Vox Humana
6. Viol d’ Orchestre
7. Viol Celeste
8. Tibia Clausa
9. Orchestral Oboe
10. Kinura
11. Salicional

The organ plays today as a 3/13. The current owners replaced the Orchestral Oboe with a Wurlitzer Brass Saxophone, and they installed two additional Wurlitzer ranks: a Post Horn and a Brass Trumpet. The Trumpet and Sax came from the Palace Theatre in Dallas, Texas. The Post Horn is a Wurlitzer replica by Trivo. The instrument is powered by a blower obtained from the Oritani Theatre, Hackensack, N.J.

Console specifications before addition of the Post Horn and Brass Trumpet:

Pedal – 32 notes

16   Tuba Profunda 8   Cello
16   Diaphone 8   Flute
16   Bourdon 4   Octave
8   Harmonic Tuba     Bass Drum
8   Diaphonic Diapason     Kettle Drum
8   Tibia Clausa     Crash Cymbal
8   Clarinet     Traps Switch: 1st & 2nd Touch

   
   

Accompaniment (Manual I) –- 61 notes

16   Bourdon 4   Vox Humana
16   Contra Viol [TC] 2 2/3   Twelfth
8   Harmonic Tuba 2   Piccolo
8   Diaphonic Diapason     Marimba [re-it]
8   Tibia Clausa     Chrysoglott
8   Clarinet     Snare Drum
8   Kinura     Tambourine
8   Brass Sax (replaced Orch Oboe)     Castanets
8   Viol d'Orchestre     Chinese Block
8   Viol Celeste     Tom Tom
8   Salicional     Sand Block
8   Flute      
8   Vox Humana     Accompaniment 2nd Touch
4   Octave 8   Harmonic Tuba
4   Piccolo 8   Tibia Clausa
4   Viol 8   Clarinet
4   Octave Celeste     Cathedral Chimes
4   Salicet     Xylophone
4   Flute     Solo to Accomp.

         

Great (Manual II) – 61 notes

16   Tuba Profunda 4   Salicet
16   Diaphone 4   Flute
16   Tibia Clausa [TC] 2 2/3   Twelfth [Tibia]
16   Clarinet [TC] 2 2/3   Twelfth
16   Contra Viol [TC] 2   Piccolo [Tibia]
16   Bourdon 2   Fifteenth
16   Vox Humana [TC] 2   Piccolo
8   Harmonic Tuba 1 3/5   Tierce
8   Diaphonic Diapason     Marimba [re-it]
8   Tibia Clausa     Harp
8   Clarinet     Cathedral Chimes
8   Kinura     Sleigh Bells
8   Brass Sax (replaced Orch Oboe)     Xylophone
8   Viol d'Orchestre     Glockenspiel
8   Viol Celeste     Bells [re-it]
8   Salicional     Chrysoglott
8   Flute     Solo to Great
8   Vox Humana      
4   Harmonic Clarion     Great 2nd Touch
4   Octave 16   Tuba Profunda
4   Piccolo 8   Tibia Clausa
4   Viol 8   Clarinet
4   Octave Celeste     Solo to Great
           

Solo (Manual III) – 61 notes

16   Tuba Profunda 8   Salicional
16   Diaphone 4   Harmonic Clarion
16   Tibia Clausa [TC] 4   Octave
8   Harmonic Tuba 4   Piccolo
8   Diaphone Diapason     Cathedral Chimes
8   Tibia Clausa     Xylophone
8   Clarinet     Glockenspiel
8   Kinura     Chrysoglott
8   Brass Sax (replaced Orch Oboe)      
           

Tremulants (5)

    Main     Vox Humana
    Solo     Tibia Clausa
    Tuba      
           

Adjustable Combinations

   
Pedal Pistons 1-2-3 (toe)
Accompaniment Pistons 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 (thumb)
Great Pistons 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 (thumb)
Solo Pistons 1-2-3-4-5-6 (thumb)

   
   

General

    Two Balanced Expression Pedals
    One Balanced Crescendo Pedal
    One Double Touch Sforzando Pedal – Piano Pedal
     • 1st Touch: Full stops (wind)
     • 2nd Touch: Everything
    One Double Touch Sforzando Pedal – Piano Pedal
     • 1st Touch: Snare Drum
     • 2nd Touch: Bass Drum and Cymbal
           

Effects (operated by pistons)

    Siren     Steamboat Whistle
    Auto Horn     Horse Hoofs
    Fire Gong     Bird Whistle
    Gong     Door Bell (operated by push button)