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3/17 Mighty WurliTzer
Theatre Pipe Organ
Dorothy Steiner Residence
Baltic, Ohio

Click here to download a 2592 x 1944 JPG image showing the console of the 3/17 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ installed at the Dorothy Steiner Residence in Baltic, Ohio.
The console of the 3/17 Mighty WurliTzer
Theatre Pipe Organ installed at the
Dorothy Steiner Residence in Baltic, Ohio.



This month's featured organ is the 3/17 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ installed at the residence of Dorothy Steiner in Baltic, Ohio It is the fourty-first instrument to be featured at Walnut Hill thus far, and very dear to fellow Walnut Hill Wall of Fame member Dan Rowland as well as its owner, Dorothy Steiner.

Click here to download a 2592 x 1944 JPG image showing the console of the 3/17 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ.
The console of the 3/17 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ.

The tone of this fine Theatre Pipe Organ is intimately beautiful. There is a stark beauty in the acoustics of the lovely studio where it resides. Seen in the shot above is the console of this one-of-a-kind Mighty WurliTzer resting on a raised platform in front of the Solo chamber.



A Closer Look at the Console


Click here to download a 2592 x 1944 JPG image showing the stop sweep of the 3/17 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ.
The stop sweep of the 3/17 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ.

This Theatre Pipe Organ has three manuals and seventeen ranks. There are plenty of tonal flavours to keep any organist happy for a long time exploring the millions of possibilities it offers. The instrument is very comfortable to sit at and play, and the sound is simply wonderful in the sunlit studio room where it lives, with a view overlooking the Ohio farmland.

Click here to download a 2592 x 1944 JPG image showing the playing table of the 3/17 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ.
The playing table of the 3/17 Mighty WurliTzer
Theatre Pipe Organ.

In this shot, we are looking at the keydesk of the beautiful white and gold leafed console. The only direct illumination provided is the light coming from the large picture window looking out over a raised deck with an incredable vista beyond. Small incandescent lamps give a warm glow to the studio, accenting the many details here and there. This is a comfortable and gentle place with a fine lady in charge of things who has a heart of gold. Dorothy loves this Mighty WurliTzer. And she is kind and enthusiastic enough to share it with folks who love to play.

Click here to download a 2592 x 1944 JPG image showing the left bolster of the 3/17 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ.
The left bolster of the 3/17 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ.

This is the left end of the horseshoe. We can see the Pedal and Accompaniment stops.

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The center bolster of the 3/17 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ.

Moving on around the horseshoe, we come to the center bolster containing the Great stops.

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The right bolster of the 3/17 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ.

At the right end of the horseshoe are found the Solo stops.

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The junk drawer of the 3/17 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ.

Under the left bolser end block is a swing-out tray called the junk drawer.

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The Allen Digital Voice Expander.

Under the right bolster end block is a drawer containing the Allen Digital Voice Expander.

Click here to download a 2592 x 1944 JPG image showing the toe studs and swell shoes of the 3/17 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ.
The toe studs and swell shoes of the 3/17 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ.

Below the playing table and knee board at the left end of the Pedal clavier, we find two rows of toe studs that control general combinations and certain sound effects and untuned percussions such as snare and bass drums, cymbals, etc. We also see the Main and Solo swell shoes.

Click here to download a 2592 x 1944 JPG image showing the swell shoes and piano pedals of the 3/17 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ.
The swell shoes and piano pedals of the 3/17 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ.

To the right of the swell shoes we see the crescendo pedal and the three piano pedals that control cymbal crashes and rolls.

Click here to download a 2592 x 1944 JPG image showing the console of the 3/17 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ.
The console of the 3/17 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ.

Here, we see the console of the 3/17 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ on the raised platform.



A Closer Look At The Residence


The 3/17 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ installed at the Dorothy Steiner Residence sounds as good as it looks. As we shall see in the pictures to follow, this is a wonderful place, indeed, being peaceful, warm and very comfortable with astounding vistas of the surrounding green farmlands.

Click here to download a 2592 x 1944 JPG image showing ranks of pipes inside the Solo chamber to the left of the console.
Ranks of pipes stand tall and proud inside the Solo chamber.

Here, we see several ranks of pipes inside the Solo chamber, which is to the right of the console.

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Ohio farmlands as seen from the deck surrounding the studio.

This shot offors a neat perspective, looking down on the Ohio farmlands from the deck surrounding the studio where the organ lives. These farmlands are the breadbasket of the central United States and produce some exquisit foodstuffs, for sure. Notice how green and lush the geography is with its gently rolling hills and abundant trees. It rains quite a bit here but the sun was out during this visit.

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The driveway leading into the property.

This is the driveway leading into the property. Note the pipes standing tall and the Steiner Residence sign, together proclaiming a Mighty Theatre Pipe Organ lives here!

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The fish pond and gardens.

The fish pond where several large Koi live and the beautiful gardens with an oriental theme are shown in this wide shot of this peaceful place.

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Attack Goldfish!

Beware of Attack Goldfish! Yes, that is what the sign on this quaint little bridge proclaimes. In reality, the fishes are very gentle and always come to the edge of the pond when Dorothy aproaches, knowing she has a treat for them.



The Bug-Eyed Sprite


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The Bug-Eyed Sprite as viewed from the front.

The Dorothy Steiner Residence has a garage that was constructed to house a few really neat classic sport automobiles. One of these caught Doc's eye, the Austin-Heley "Bug-Eyed" Sprite, a tiny two-seat runabout with a convertable top.

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The Bug-Eyed Sprite as viewed from the rear.

Recognized with high regards by the English Gentry, this vintage Sprite is one of their most treasured mini-roadsters.

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The cockpit of the Bug-Eyed Sprite.

Looking into the tiny cockpit of this vintage roadster, we see numerous gauges and wood appointments, typical of the British cars of that bygone time.



Free Music Downloads


Below are seven songs performed by the Bone Doctor on August 26th, 2007 at the 3/17 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ installed at the Dorothy Steiner Residence in Baltic, Ohio during the Ohio Organ Crawl.

  1. Suite in G for TPO
    Playing time = 6:15, file size = 5.78MB, bit rate = 135KB/sec.
  2. Tennessee Waltz
    Playing time = 5:03, file size = 4.67MB, bit rate = 135KB/sec.
  3. My Walking Stick
    Playing time = 5:21, file size = 4.96MB, bit rate = 135KB/sec.
  4. You Are My Flower
    Playing time = 4:38, file size = 4.29MB, bit rate = 135KB/sec.
  5. Skater's Waltz
    Playing time = 5:14, file size = 4.85MB, bit rate = 135KB/sec.
  6. Makin' Whoopee
    Playing time = 3:55, file size = 3.64MB, bit rate = 135KB/sec.
  7. Just A Closer Walk With Thee
    Playing time = 6:11, file size = 5.71MB, bit rate = 135KB/sec.

There are also videos of some of these tracks available at the Slow Dog's Place on YouTube.



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