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String Chamber Photos

This page takes you on a tour of String Chamber for the Wurlitzer Theatre Organ as installed at the Alabama Theatre, Birmingham, Alabama.

The orange cone is used as a (moving) reference point to help the viewer see the relationships amongst the pictures as the camer is moved through a chamber.

View from the String Chamber entrance.

The view from the entrance into the String Chamber showing the String Tremulant in the foreground, the five original and two additional string ranks in the middle of the picture, and the Orchestral Chimes, Vibraphone, and Chinese Gong at the top-right. [PhotoCredit: Sabrina Summers]

String Tremulant, String Chests, and Orchestral Chimes, Vibraphone, and Chinese Gong.

Advancing into the chamber a few feet, the five original and two additional string ranks are in the center of the picture. [PhotoCredit: Sabrina Summers]

Original five-rank chest and the added two ranks.

The original five rank chest at the swell shades (Dulciana, Gamba, Viol d'Orchestre, Viol Celeste, and Vox Humana) and the added two ranks (Unda Maris and Gamba Celeste). [PhotoCredit: Sabrina Summers]

Eight foot Gamba offset pipes.

8' Gamba offset pipes. [PhotoCredit: Sabrina Summers]

Original five-rank chest and the added two ranks.

The original five rank chest at the swell shades (Dulciana, Gamba, Viol d'Orchestre, Viol Celeste, and Vox Humana) and the added two ranks (Unda Maris and Gamba Celeste). [PhotoCredit: Sabrina Summers]

Ladder to the upper level of the String chamber.

Ladder to the upper level of the String Chamber, showing the Vibraphone, Chinese gong, and wood 16' Violone (horizontal). [PhotoCredit: Sabrina Summers]

Upper level of the String chamber.

Upper level of the String Chamber showing the Orchestral Chimes, Vibraphone, Chinese Gong, 16' Violone, and Chrysoglott. [PhotoCredit: Sabrina Summers]

Standing on the upper level, looking back to the entrance door.

Standing at the ladder on the upper level, looking back at the silver-colored steel entrance door, and the mitered 8' Unda Maris offset. [PhotoCredit: Sabrina Summers]

Chinese Gong roll and crash.

Chinese Gong roll and crash. [PhotoCredit: Sabrina Summers]

Chrysoglott.

Chrysoglott. [PhotoCredit: Sabrina Summers]

F# thru B of 16' Violone.

F# thru B of 16' Violone (and Chrysoglott on the right). [PhotoCredit: Sabrina Summers]

Vibraphone.

Vibraphone. [PhotoCredit: Sabrina Summers]

Looking over and down from the upper level at the original five rank chest.

Looking over and down from the upper level of the String Chamber showing the original five rank chest at the swell shades (Dulciana, Gamba, Viol díOrchestra, Viol Celeste, and Vox Humana) and the added two ranks (Unda Maris and Gamba Celeste). [PhotoCredit: Sabrina Summers]

16' Violone (Austin).

16' Violone (Austin), and the Vibraphone and Orchestral Chimes on the right. [PhotoCredit: Sabrina Summers]

Large scale (2-1/4

Large scale (2-1/4") Orchestral Chimes cantilevered over the edge of the upper String Chamber ledge. [PhotoCredit: Sabrina Summers]

Orchestral Chimes.

Large scale (2-1/4") Orchestral Chimes. Notice the deep curve of the ceiling plaster instead of a square corner in the front of the String Chamber which helps the upper frequencies. [PhotoCredit: Sabrina Summers]

Orchestral chimes.

Orchestral chimes. [PhotoCredit: Sabrina Summers]

Original five-rank chest.

String Chamber original five rank chest (Dulciana, Gamba, Viol d'Orchestre, Viol Celeste, and Vox Humana) with the chamber heater and Orchestral Chimes in the background. [PhotoCredit: Sabrina Summers]

This concludes our picture tour of the String Chamber at the Alabama Theatre.

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