Loew's 167th Street Theatre - Bronx, N.Y. (photo: Cinema Treasures website)
 
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Loew's 167th Street Theatre

48 East 167th Street at River Avenue
Bronx, N.Y. 10452






The Loew's 167th Street Theatre, seating 2,600 patrons, first opened on September 20, 1928.
           
Wurlitzer Organ Company
North Tonawanda, N.Y. – Opus 1924 (1928)
Electro-pneumatic action
Style 230
3 manuals, 11 ranks


Wurlitzer's Op. 1924 was shipped from the factory on August 4, 1928. This organ was purchased and removed by Walter Hilsenbeck in 1965, who installed it in his Massapequa, N.Y. residence.
           
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
  Orchestral 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
  Orchestral 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
  Orchestral 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)
           
Sources:
     Cinema Treasures web site: http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/1299
     Hilsenbeck, Walter. Electronic correspondence (Apr. 23, 2012) regarding location of Wurlitzer organ.
     Junchen, David L., comp. and ed. Jeff Weiler. The WurliTzer Pipe Organ – An Illustrated History. Chicago: The American Theatre Organ Society, 2005.
     
Kaufmann, Preston J. Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ, Vol. 3. Pasadena: Showcase Publications, 1995.
     The Theatre Organ Home Page: http://theatreorgans.com. Specifications of Wurlitzer Style 230 organ.

Illustration:
     Cinema Treasures web site. Marquis.