Duffield Theatre

249 Duffield Street
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11201


The 900-seat Duffield Theater was one of Fulton Mall's four movie palaces which included the Loew's Metropolitan up the street, the Albee around the corner, and the Paramount two streets east. It was a single screen until 1984 when it it was divided into two cinemas seperating the balcony from the orchestra section as a twin. The theater was closed by the NYPD for investigation. It was later sold and then demolished.
           
Wurlitzer Organ Company
North Tonawanda, N.Y. – Opus 1485 (1926)
Electro-pneumatic action
Style B
2 Manuals, 4 Ranks, 3 Tuned Percussions, 17 Traps, Curved Console
           
Pedal – 32 notes
16
  Bourdon     Pedal 2nd Touch
8
  Trumpet     Bass Drum
8
  Flute     Kettle Drum
8
  Cello     Cymbal

   

   
Accompaniment (Manual I) –- 61 notes
16
  Contra Viole [TC]     Snare Drum
16
  Bourdon     Tambourine
8
  Trumpet     Castanets
8
  Salicional     Chinese Block
8
  Flute      
8
  Vox Humana     Accompaniment 2nd Touch
4
  Salicet
8
  Trumpet
4
  Flute      
          Three Adjustable Combination Pistons

   

   
Solo (Manual II) – 61 notes
16
  Contra Viole [TC]
2 2/3
  Twelfth
16
  Bourdon
2
  Piccolo
16
  Vox Humana     Cathedral Chimes
8
  Trumpet     Xylophone
8
  Salicional     Glockenspiel
8
  Flute      
8
  Vox Humana     Solo 2nd Touch
4
  Salicet
8
  Trumpet
4
  Flute     Xylophone
4
  Vox Humana      
          Three Adjustable Combination Pistons

   

   
General
One Balanced Expression Pedal      
One General Tremulant      
One Vox Humana Tremulant      
           
Effects (operated by pistons)
Sleigh Bells Bird Fire Gong (reiterating)
Triangle Train Steamboat Whistle
Horse Hoofs Auto Horn Siren
Surf Effect Fire Gong Tom-Tom
     
Door Bell (push button)    
           
Sources:
     Junchen, David L., comp. and ed. by Jeff Weiler. The WurliTzer Pipe Organ – An Illustrated History. Chicago: The American Theatre Organ Society, 2005.
     Kaufmann, Preston J. Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ, Vol. 3. Pasadena: Showcase Publications, 1995.