DIYAPASON-L Digest #70 - Monday, March 27, 2000
  by "Bruce, David" <>
Re:  Re: [Residence Organs]  Shipping Consoles and other large items
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Re: [Residence Organs]  Shipping Consoles and other large items
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Re: [Residence Organs]  Shipping Consoles and other large items
  by "Bob Loesch" <>
RE: [Residence Organs]  Shipping Consoles and other large items
  by "Elders, Craig" <>
Shipping Consoles and Other Large Items
  by "Joseph H Orens" <>

(back) Subject: RE: GUEST BOOK From: "Bruce, David" <> Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2000 14:20:11 +0800   Craig Elders was asking about Guest Books.   On one organ I worked on, the inside of the Blower room door was used as a Guest Book. The blower was housed beneath the chambers, along with most = of the trems (YES, it was a theatre organ). This worked well. Only = privileged people got to "sign the door"   David Bruce    
(back) Subject: Re: Re: [Residence Organs] Shipping Consoles and other large items From: <> Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2000 06:45:04 EST     In a message dated 3/27/0 1:29:19 AM, you wrote:   <<A few years back I had a big kimball 3M console delivered to me by = Wheaton Van Lines, and it arrived uncrated, and in good condition. It was about a 500 mile trip. But that was, lets see now, oh, wow, 29 years ago. You may = not be able to find a commercial company willing to ship that way nowadays.   Mac Hayes>>   Commercial firms will still ship in this manner. Last August Rogers had their Theatre 360, which they had loaned to us for our WurliTzer rebuild, = picked up and shiped by Allied Van Lines, uncrated. The only thing i = didnt like about the whole deal was they stuck shipping stickers on the console, = pedal board, and bench. I hope who was ever on the receiveing end didnt = have a hard time getting those off the woodwork. Companies like Allied, will = do it, but to keep it cheap, its best to wait till they have a truck going = in the direction you want to go in.   Best Regards!~ Cory Wright  
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Shipping Consoles and other large items From: <> Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2000 11:01:54 EST   Hellow ,I have spent time shipping and checking shipping pipes parts etc. The console moving by a furniture company is very safe ,because they see = it as furniture and treat it carefully ,you just have to find a company = headed your way from the right place.When using a shipping \ trucking the bargin price is skid mounted machine part's.You better pack very carefully = because these guys will beat the death out of it ,forklift races you know.The = organ guy on pipe shipping uses the airlines but you have to get it to the = airport and when it arives at the destinnation , some one has to pick it up ,but = the price is not bad ,the airelines will want to see in side soooo leave a = place open then close it up. Have fun Dennis  
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Shipping Consoles and other large items From: "Bob Loesch" <> Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2000 08:40:11 -0800   At 15:49 03/26/2000 -0500, Dave McClellan wrote: >Is there a way to ship an organ console?   Call your local furniture mover. They are experienced in moving unpacked/uncrated items. Just be sure that the mover you choose is bonded and insured (as they must be in California to be licensed). You might = have to speak to several to find one who can fit a single item, but it is possible. I've moved several consoles nation-wide without incident.     Regards,   Bob, in beautiful Lake County, California, USA   NAWCC 140818   alternate email:   Time flies whether you're having fun or not!      
(back) Subject: RE: [Residence Organs] Shipping Consoles and other large items From: "Elders, Craig" <> Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2000 12:44:24 -0600   Good day to all.   I had to have my new console shipped from Chicago to Texas. My 1981 Moller console was in Orchestra Hall. I worked with several van lines for about = a week getting everything set up. Since it was downtown Chicago no one = could use a large van. I ended up with United Van Lines. They went after the console and moveable platform in a smaller truck and took the console to their terminal. They said that they would keep it there and would notify = me when they had room for it on the back on a van coming to Texas. (Cheeper that way!)   About 2 week later, I got a call and they were going to load it onto a van and gave me a date and time when it should arrive, and it did. They had wrapped the console in those heavy moving blankets/pads and sealed the entire "package" with that clear wrap. It had two 4-wheel dollies on the console. When the van pulled up, there was only the driver. So he and I rolled it out onto the lift and lowered it. Since it was so heavy and he was by himself, he said to just keep the dollies and the blankets (Don't think he wanted to try to lift the thing to remove the dollies!) That was fine with me as I now have some extra pads and a couple of dollies.   By the way my console, at that time, had the big coupler relays inside = that weighed as much as the rest of the console. They said everything weighed 1800+ pounds. If I remember, the entire bill for both trucks and "transfers" and storage at the depot was $2,020.   And, not a scratch on anything.   Have a wonderful week! Craig Elders   > -----Original Message----- > From: Dave McClellan [] > Sent: Sunday, March 26, 2000 2:49 PM > To: Residence Organ List > Subject: [Residence Organs] Shipping Consoles and other large items > > Is there a way to ship an organ console? Are there moving companies who > will pickup and deliver a console that is not crated? Are there = companies > out there that specialize in moving pianos and organs, and that will = work > with individuals (vs. dealers)? > > I am guessing that it is not practical to utilize freight shipment = unless > the console were properly crated and packed. I am also guessing that it > would be very difficult to utilize a moving company if only shipping a > single item. > > Thanks, > Dave > > > > DIYAPASON-L: a Discussion list for owners and builders of their own > Residence Pipe Organs. > HOMEPAGE : > List: > Administration:  
(back) Subject: Shipping Consoles and Other Large Items From: "Joseph H Orens" <> Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2000 15:44:11 -0500   Following the thread about shipping, I have had great success in shipping organ consoles and other large items by using an individual who specializes in moving mechanical musical instruments, pianos, and organs. He is a technician and restorer who knows how to handle valuable instruments and work with individuals to assure a successful move. His name is John Wrasse and he lives in Albany, WI. His telephone number is (608) 862-1268 and his e-mail address is John has always been willing to help in the disassembly and packing phases, too. His rates have always been very competitive and will arrange to pick items up on a custom trip basis or if you have a flexible schedule pick up items when he can aggregate them with other items and make a circuit. I recommend him highly.   Joe Orens