Oxford Theatre

2246 Jerome Avenue near 182nd Street
Bronx, N.Y. 10453


The 1950-seat Oxford Theatre, which opened in September 1927, was built for the Consolidated Theatres chain and designed by architect Israel Crausman. The seats were arranged in a stadium style (with no overhanging balcony). After closing in September 1951, the building was converted for use as office space, and later became P.S. 315.
           
Wurlitzer Organ Company
North Tonawanda, N.Y. –Opus 1666 (1927)
Electro-pneumatic action
Style E
2 manuals, 7 ranks


Wurlitzer's Op. 1666 was shipped on July 12, 1927.
           
Pedal – 32 notes
16
  Diaphone
  Pedal 2nd Touch
16
  Bourdon
  Bass Drum
8
  Trumpet
  Kettle Drum
8
  Diaphonic Diapason     Crash Cymbal
8
  Tibia Clausa     Cymbal
8
  Flute      
8
  Cello      

   

   
Accompaniment (Manual I) – 61 notes
16
  Contra Viole [TC]
4
  Vox Humana
16
  Vox Humana [TC]
2
  Piccolo
8
  Trumpet     Harp Chrysoglott
8
  Diaphonic Diapason     Snare Drum
8
  Tibia Clausa     Tambourine
8
  Violin     Castanets
8
  Violin Celeste [TC]     Chinese Block
8
  Concert Flute     Tom-Tom
8
  Vox Humana     Sleigh Bells
4
  Octave      
4
  Piccolo     Accompaniment 2nd Touch
4
  Viole     Trumpet
4
  Octave Celeste     Tibia Clausa
4
  Flute     Cathedral Chimes

   

   
Solo (Manual II) – 61 notes
16
  Diaphone
4
  Viole
16
  Tibia Clausa [TC]
4
  Viole Celeste
16
  Bourdon
4
  Flute
16
  Vox Humana [TC]
2 2/3
  Twelfth
8
  Trumpet
2
  Piccolo
8
  Diaphonic Diapason
1 3/5
  Tierce
8
  Tibia Clausa     Cathedral Chimes
8
  Violin     Xylophone
8
  Violin Celeste [TC]     Glockenspiel
8
  Concert Flute     Harp Chrysoglott
8
  Vox Humana      
4
  Octave     Solo 2nd Touch
4
  Piccolo
16
  Trumpet [TC]
     
8
  Tibia Clausa

   

   
Adjustable Combinations
   
Accompaniment Pistons 1-2-3-4-5 (thumb)
Solo Pistons 1-2-3-4-5 (thumb)
           
General
    One Balanced Expression Pedal      
    One General Tremulant      
    One Vox Humana Tremulant      
           
Effects (operated by pistons)
   
Horse Hoofs Train Fire Gong (reiterating)
Surf Effect Auto Horn Steamboat Whistle
Bird Fire Gong Siren
     
Door Bell (push button)  
           
Sources:
     Cinema Treasures web site: http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/7886
     Junchen, David L., comp. and ed. by 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.