Thursford Collection, Norfolk
Thursford Collection, Thursford, Fakenham, NR21 0AS
Robert Wolfe plays the Wurlitzer during the museums opening hours – see website for details
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.
MAIN CHAMBER – Left of Stage
Tibia Clausa II
SOLO CHAMBER – Right of Stage
Tibia Clausa I
Marimba/Harp, Xylophone, Glockenspiel, Sleigh Bells, Chimes