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INFORMATION ON THE 3/15 WURLITZER INSTALLED IN HENDERSON, NEVADA

The organ left the Wurlitzer factory on June 30, 1926, destined for the First Christian Church in Lakewood, Florida with Opus number 1379. It was a 3 manual 8 rank church organ with a 16” string. Unfortunately, for some reason, the organ was repossessed by Wurlitzer and the parts reused for other instruments. On January 26, 1929 the same Opus number was resold but with all new components.to the Calvary Undenominational Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
I purchased the organ from the people who removed it from the Grand Rapids church and installed it in their home not too far from Detroit.
The original 8 ranks consisted of:


16-4 Diapason/Diaphone
16-2 Concert Flute/Bourdon
16-2 Salicional
8-4    Salicional Celeste
8-4    Aeoline
8 Tuba Horn 10″ wind pressure
8      Clarinet (small scale)
8-4’ Tibia Clausa
25 Chimes (25 notes)

I added 7 ranks, a toy counter, 6 tuned percussions and extended the Tuba to 16’ and the Tibia through 2’

8′  Brass Trumpet
8′  Brass Saxophone
8′  Krumet (Trivo)
8”  Vox Humana
8-4  Flute Celeste
8-4  Aeoline Celeste
8      Trumpet en Chanade (Johnson organ Co and Getzing Brass Company)

Percussions include:
Chrysoglott
Glockenspiel
Xylophone
Harp (digital)
Saucer Bells
Sleigh Bells
The organ also accesses my 8′ Steinway with a Live Performance (LX) player

A few interesting facts about the installation:

The organ is solar powered during daylight hours…I have an 8.1 KWH solar generation capacity which is far more capacity than the 5 HP blower that operates the organ needs. It is certainly unusual to have an almost 100-year-old musical instrument being powered by solar energy

  1. Due to the extreme weather conditions in the Las Vegas area, the organ blower is installed directly in front and below the swell shades in a concrete vault, so the wind system is completely closed. Not too surprising but when standing over the blower (and directly in front of the swell shades), which is about 7’ below, there is virtually no vibration or blower noise emulating form the floor…concrete is an excellent sound absorbent and insulator.
  2. The manual chests are supported by a welded steel frame that is bolted to the concrete chamber wall and floor. All structural lumber is either original Wurlitzer or poplar milled to the correct dimensions.
  3. All percussions and traps are hung from the chamber ceiling
  4. The Plexiglas swell shades were made on site by me, Wes and Rolando…my two extremely talented helpers using my own design.
  5. The organ is controlled by a Uniflex 4000 system

Specifications for the Ledwon Wurlitzer:

Brass Trumpet 8’ Wurlitzer

Brass Trumpet En Chamade 8’ Johnson

Ophicleide/Tuba Horn 16’ Wurlitzer

Krumet 8’ Trivo

Saxophone 8’ Wurlitzer

Clarinet 8’ Wurlitzer

Vox Humana 8’ Wurlitzer

Tibia Clausa 8” Wurlitzer

Diaphone/Diapason 16’ Wurlitzer

Bourdon/Concert Flute 16’ Wurlitzer

Flute Celeste 4’ Wurlitzer

Salicional 16’ Wurlitzer

Salicional Celeste 4’ Wurlitzer

Aeoline 8’ Wurlitzer

Aeoline Celeste 4’ Wurlitzer

Xylophone 37 notes Wurlitzer

Glockenspiel 37 notes Wurlitzer

Chrysoglott 49 notes Wurlitzer

Sleigh Bells (Tuned) 25 notes Wurlitzer

Chimes 25 notes Wurlitzer

Saucer Bells 21 notes Deagan

Harp Digital Digital

Traps/Sound Effects Wurlitzer

Steinway C grand piano/Live Performance player

Origin of Ledwon Wurlitzer theatre organ

Organ: originally 3 manual 8 ranks

Op 1379 6/30/26 First Christian Church, Lakewood, FL repossessed, resold to:

2/17/29 Calvary Undenominational Church Grand Rapids, MI

Console: originally from:

Op2018 01/26/29 School for the Blind Jacksonville, FL

John Ledwon 3/15 Wurlitzer Stop List

Pedal

Tibia Clausa 32’

Ophicleide 16’

Diaphone 16’

Contra Viol 16’

Bourdon 16’

Trumpet 8’

Tuba Horn 8’

Diapason 8’

Tibia Clausa 8’

Clarinet 8’

String Celeste 8’

Concert Flute 8’

Flute 4’

Pedal Octave

Accomp to Pedal

Great to Pedal

Accompaniment

Trumpet 8’

Tuba Horn 8’

Diapason 8’

Tibia Clausa 8’

Clarinet 8’

String Celeste 8’

Concert Flute 8’

Vox Humana 8’

Aeoline 8’

Piccolo (Tibia) 4’

String Celeste 4’

Flute 4’

Vox Humana 4’

Aeoline Celeste 4’

Twelfth 2 2/3’

Piccolo 2’

Great

Trumpet 16’

Tuba Profunda 16’

Diapason 16’

Tibia Clausa 16’

Saxophone 16’

Clarinet 16’

String Celeste 16’

Vox Humana 16’

Trumpet 8’

Tuba Horn 8’

Diapason 8’

Tibia Clausa 8’

Saxophone 8’

Clarinet 8’

Krumet 8’

String Celeste 8’

Concert Flute 8’

Vox Humana 8’

Fifth (Tibia) 5 1/3’

Piccolo (Tibia) 4’

Accompaniment

Trumpet 8’

Tuba Horn 8’

Diapason 8’

Tibia Clausa 8’

Clarinet 8’

String Celeste 8’

Concert Flute 8’

Vox Humana 8’

Aeoline 8’

Piccolo (Tibia) 4’

String Celeste 4’

Flute 4’

Vox Humana 4’

Aeoline Celeste 4’

Twelfth 2 2/3’

Piccolo 2’

Great

Trumpet 16’

Tuba Profunda 16’

Diapason 16’

Tibia Clausa 16’

Saxophone 16’

Clarinet 16’

String Celeste 16’

Vox Humana 16’

Trumpet 8’

Tuba Horn 8’

Diapason 8’

Tibia Clausa 8’

Saxophone 8’

Clarinet 8’

Krumet 8’

String Celeste 8’

Concert Flute 8’

Vox Humana 8’

Fifth (Tibia) 5 1/3’

Piccolo (Tibia) 4’

String Celeste 4’

Concert Flite 4’

Vox Humana 4’

Tibia 10th 3 1/5’

Twelfth (Tibia) 2 2/3’

Piccolo (Tibia) 2’

Fifteenth 2’

Piccolo 2’

Tierce (Tibia) 1 3/5’

Fife 1’

Solo

Tuba Profunda 16’

Tibia Clausa 16’

Saxophone 16’

Trumpet 8’

Tuba Horn 8’

Diapason 8’

Tibia Clausa 8’

Saxophone 8’

Clarinet 8’

Krumet 8’

String Celeste (4rks) 8’

Vox Humana 8’

Fifth (Tibia) 5 1/3

Piccolo (Tibia) 4

Twelfth (Tibia) 2 2/3’

Piccolo (Tibia) 2’

Imperial Trumpet 8’

Back Rail Upper Stops

Generals
Glock Re-it
Xylo Re-it
Harp Re-it

Great
Glockenspiel
Xylophone
Harp
Chrysoglott
Piano 16’
Piano 8’
Piano 4’

Solo
Glockenspiel
Xylophone
Saucer bells
Sleigh Bells
Harp

Chrysoglott
Chimes
Piano 8’
Piano 4’
Tremulants

Main
Orchestral Reeds
Trumpet/Tuba
Tibia
Vox
Vibraharp

Back Rail Lower Stops

Pedal
Bass Drum
Tympani
Roll Cymbal
Tap Cymbal
Piano 16’
Tibia Pizz 8’

Accomp
Snare Drum
Tom Tom
Wood Block
Tambourine
Castinets
Sand Block
Harp
Chrysoglott
Piano 8’

Accomp 2nd Touch
Trumpet 8’
Tuba Horn 8’
Diapason 8’
Tibia Clausa 8’
Clarinet 8’
Glockenspiel
Harp
Chimes
Piano 8’
Triangle

Great
Solo to Great
Solo to Great Pizz

Great 2nd Touch

Trumpet 16’
Tuba Profunda 16’
Trumpet 8’
Tuba Horn 8’

Solo
Solo 16’
Solo Unison Off
Solo 5 1/3
Solo 4’
Solo 3 1/5
Solo 2 2/3’
Solo 1 3/5’
Solo and Great left key cheeks have String select buttons. Accomp left key cheek has transposer buttons.

MIDI select buttons on right side of piston rail (on left side of accomp for pedal MIDI)