Rodgers 340 Schematics Library

My ongoing effort to catalog information about this instrument

Since I first acquired my 340, I have been on a mission to collect, organize, and eventually share information about this instrument — both as a way to serve others and to connect with fellow 340 owners.

When I posted invitations to share on the various organ forums, several people were kind enough to send me files to add to my library. One individual even shipped me a physical manual! I also contacted Rodgers for the “official” service guide, which turned out to be the same one that is already freely available in organ forums on the internet. This weekend I set out to catalog just the schematic pages I have many sources. I want to see what I have and how readable (many are scans of photocopies) and what revisions exist. Eventually, I will map this what actually in my organ, as there were several flavors of the 340 built.

I haven’t gotten very far yet but already I am finding interesting notes and learning by comparing versions. I’ve attached a PDF of my current catalog. It’s still very much a work in process. If you have information to share or if you are looking for 340 specific information, please get in touch with me.

20180122 – Rodgers 340 Schematic Inventory (INTERIM)

Rodgers 340 Registrations

When I picked up my 340 I received a folder of old papers and receipts. I did not really know what I had but I recently realized that several of the pages contained registrations written down by the former owner.

Two notable names were written on the pages: Jonas Nordwall and Candy Carley — both are extraordinary organists. I do not know if they provided these registrations personally or how the former owner acquired them, but here they are…

I have not yet tried these registrations, but if you do, or if you have registrations to share, I would love to hear from you!

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First post

For the past several years, as I have been on this adventure to restore and play a theater organ, I have learned from many people and sites on the internet. I want to use this site to help me organize and share what I am learning and I want to try and connect 340 owners.

So I begin with this blog into which I plan to import a lot of content and stories of my 340 adventures.

Not much to see here just yet so I am not telling anyone the site is live yet. That said, sooner or later someone will stumble in. This is your virtual welcome.