Thursford Collection, Norfolk

Thursford Collection, Thursford, Fakenham, NR21 0AS

Robert Wolfe plays the Wurlitzer during the museums opening hours – see website for details


3/19 Wurlitzer

English Horn, Brass Trumpet, Tuba Horn, Diaphonic Diapason, Horn Diapason, Tibia Clausa I, Tibia Clausa II, Kinura, Krumet, Saxophone, Orchestral Oboe, Oboe Horn, Clarinet, Salicional, Viol d’Orchestre, Viol Celeste, Quintadena, Concert Flute, Vox Humana + Upright Piano

Opus Number: 2169

Model: Balaban & Catz 4

Current Transmission System: Wurlitzer Relays

Original Location: Paramount/Odeon Cinema, Leeds

Original Opening Date: 22nd February 1932


1932: 22nd February the Paramount Leeds opened with Rex O’Grady at the Wurlitzer.

1940: Theatre re-named Odeon.

1968: In September the theatre closed for splitting and the Wurlitzer was removed and sold to a buyer in High Wycombe who put it into storage.

1975: The Wurlitzer sold to George Cushing. Bob Ince installed the Wurlitzer at the Thursford Collection to the exact layout as it was in Leeds.

1976: Arnold Loxam officially opened the Thusrford Wurlitzer.

1979: An upright piano was attached and Quint & Tierce Blackpool couplers were unified. (Although never connected. The four 4’ stops of the solo act as the couplers)

1981: Robert Wolfe started as Resident Organist at Thursford.

Chamber Layout

MAIN CHAMBER – Left of Stage

Tuba Horn

Diaphonic Diapason

Tibia Clausa II


Viol d’Orchestre

Viol Celeste

Concert Flute

Vox Humana


SOLO CHAMBER – Right of Stage

English Horn

Brass Trumpet

Horn Diapason

Tibia Clausa I



Orchestral Oboe


Oboe Horn



Marimba/Harp, Xylophone, Glockenspiel, Sleigh Bells, Chimes



Upright Piano