DIYAPASON-L Digest #5 - Thursday, January 13, 2000
Re: [Residence Organs]  Re: Zimbelsterns
  by "Dave McClellan" <>
Re: [Residence Organs]  re:Chimes & stuff
  by "Kurt Schlieter" <>
Re: Portable Zimbelsterns
  by <>
Fwd: Items available
  by "David Scribner" <>

(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Re: Zimbelsterns From: "Dave McClellan" <> Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2000 06:21:25 -0500   Tim Bovard wrote:   "If you are willing to look at new "commercially available" units, I would highly recommend the zymbelstern as built by Klann. <snip> but I'm sure someone at Klann would be happy to give you info. "   I think this discussion recently occurred on another list. I my actual first hand experience with Klann, they politely say they will only sell to =   the trade. You can however download their catalog. But to buy something, =   or even get a PRICE, you will have to go through an organbuilder.   A. E. Schlueter Pipe Organ Sales and Service in Atlanta, Georgia sells several different types of Zimblesterns (and they WILL sell to individuals). They advertise in The Diapason. They can be contacted at 770-482-4845.   Dave          
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] re:Chimes & stuff From: "Kurt Schlieter" <> Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2000 07:05:33 -0600   It's already been done, except that the bars are relocated onto a circular piece of wood. A motor drives a shaft in the middle, on which is mounted a striker. The motor makes one revolution and stops. Much simpler to construct. Kurt     David Stevens wrote:   > Hi, Larry & List, > > A few months ago, our church had a gospel choir come > to > perform, and their percussionist had one of those > "Latin Percussion" chime trees hanging above his > congas-that gave me an idea: mount the chime tree on a > small wooden stand, and have a small pulley at each > end. One of the pulleys could be attached to a motor > shaft, and that motor would drive these 2 pulleys with > a flexible wire of some sort around them that would > have a striker hanging from it, thereby hitting each > chime in the chime tree in succession, creating a > nice, > ethereal tinkling "glissandoing up& down" sound. Not > exactly a Zimblestern, but a neat improvisational > idea, no? Let me know what you think. > Cheers, > Dave Stevens > __________________________________________________ > Do You Yahoo!? > Talk to your friends online with Yahoo! Messenger. > > > DIYAPASON-L: a Discussion list for owners and builders of their own > Residence Pipe Organs. > HOMEPAGE : > List: > Administration: > Unsubscribe: > with the following in the BODY of the message: > Unsubscribe DIYAPASON-L(-Digest)        
(back) Subject: Re: Portable Zimbelsterns From: <> Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2000 09:35:13 EST   The incredibly colorful concert organist of the past, Claire Coci, used to =   travel with her own Zimbelstern--which she perched on top of the console. = It worked beautifully except for the LOUD on-off toggle switch: THWACK! it = was on; THWACK! it was off. By the second time she used it, everyone knew = what was going to happen. Moral of the story: rig for silent running. . . .   Dr. Bob Bell Long Beach, CA Installing WurliTzer Opus #1312 (2/4,1925) with a unique Robert Morton = (1929) console; probably ending up as a 2/9. Have Jesse Crawford's WMAQ = (Chicago) Howard seat.  
(back) Subject: Fwd: Items available From: "David Scribner" <> Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2000 13:45:11 -0600   The following just appeared on the PipeChat list and I thought I would forward it to the rest of you in case you didn't see it there.   David     > > >Church located in Baltimore, Maryland, has the following items available = for >sale: > >Small one-manual, six-rank chapel organ by Hinners in poor but restorable >condition; needs complete >restoration as a result of extensive water damage. > >Stop List: >Pedal:(30 notes) >Bourdon 16 >Manual: (61 keys) >Open Diapason 8' >Gedeckt 8' >Salicional 8' >Viola D'Gamba 8' >Flute Harmonic 4' > >Couplers: >16' Manual Coupler >4' Manual Coupler >Manual to Pedal >Tremulant > >Size of pipe chamber: >8' deep >9' wide >10' tallest pipe. > >Separate console: >50" wide >40" deep (without pedal board) >50" high >30 note radiating concave pedalboard > >Swell shade pedal control >Crescendo (rollschweller) > >Low Pressure Century Electric Motor Blower Assembly. >110 volt, one-phase 1/4 hp motor. > >Orgelectra Low-voltage 10 volt DC rectifier. > >The organ had been sold by Whitehead and Hoag of Newark, N,J. and has = their >tag on the console. I understand that the organ was donated to Christ >Lutheran by a church in New Jersey in the 1940's. > >All the pipes are present, and all are in good-to-fair (repairable) >condition. > >The organ could be made to work again rather easily with the >replacement of the chest valves with direct electric magnets. The wind >chest itself is made of very light wood with panels in the bottom. These >deteriorated with the water soaking and would need to be replaced. With >these panels replaced and a little encouragement, >the organ would again play. Right now, one note sounds. > >The balcony is VERY rickety and the organ would need to come off the >balcony onto a secure scaffold on the main floor of the church. There is = a >double door into the main floor of the church, so that >part of the removal would be fairly convenient. Likewise, a truck can = back >right to the church front doorstep. > >This organ is being offered, as is, on a buyer-to-remove basis. The = asking >price is $2,000. Other serious offers will be entertained. > >An E. M. Skinner celeste/harp, It was a part of the Opus 500 installed >in 1924 in a mansion in Guilford, Baltimore City. It was removed in = 1959, >and was working when removed. It has been in storage since then; first = in >the church's old parsonage (since destroyed) and then in the sanctuary of >the old church. >It has 61notes and has the following information on a label attached to = one >end: > >Skinner Organ Co.-Boston >Celesta Action >Organ 500 >F 484 >8" (Wind Pressure). > >The dimensions of the action are: >91" long >64" High >18" deep. > >One wooden rod appears to have been broken while in the church nave, but >it would be easily repaired. No other damage is apparent. > >We are asking $1,000 for the harp, again on a buyer-to-remove, as-is = basis, >and would enterain other serious offers. > >If anyone reading this is interested, please contact > >V. David Barton >9024 Groff's Mill Drive >Owings Mills, MD 21117 >410-356-9648 >e-mail address: > > > >"Pipe Up and Be Heard!" >PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topics >HOMEPAGE : >List: >Administration: >Subscribe/Unsubscribe: