DIYAPASON-L Digest #264 - Wednesday, February 21, 2001
Stuff for sale.....
  by "Robert Coulter" <>
16' Bourdon pipes available
  by "Kelvin Smith" <>

(back) Subject: Stuff for sale..... From: "Robert Coulter" <> Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2001 09:19:37 -0500       Complete Organ for sale:   Two manual Moller Op. 6773. 4 ranks(16' stopped flute, 8' open diapason, = 8' gamba, 8' oboe). With Klann combination machine. Walnut console. $2500 (cabinet available for additional charge)   See our other stuff at:   Robert Coulter Webber Pipe Organs (502)637-7260 Pipe Organs of Greater Louisville   _________________________________________________________________ Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at    
(back) Subject: 16' Bourdon pipes available From: "Kelvin Smith" <> Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2001 18:30:56 -0700   Hi,   I am going to remove one of the 4 16' flutes from my organ. The pipes will be available for free if anyone wants to come get them. There are 12 = notes, 11 of which were made by Johnson and son in 1881. The low C pipe was added by Hillgreen-lane in the 1940's to rescale them. I am in Idaho so it won't be worth the gas for you east coast folks.   When I installed these pipes, I wasn't too sure which of the two pedal flutes I would want to use in the long run. As it turned out these are a bit on the soft side and the other set, which is quite a bit heftier, is needed for a good solid pedal flute. There are two manual 16' flutes for softer options.   I need to free up this space to make room for a 32' flute, an extension = off the other 16'. I said before Christmas that if I didn't do anything else = on the organ this year, I was going to get a 32' flute. I intend to build = them myself. I plan to make them all attached to each other with a common wall on the back. Then I plan to rack the 16' wood diapason onto the back of them. When I worked at Bigelow organ company we made a few 16' flute pipes that were ganged together in groups of 2s and 3s. I don't know if any = whole set of 12 pipes have ever been ganged together, maybe it would be unique. = I doubt it could ever be moved.   I thought I'd build the back wall out of 3 layers of 1/4" plywood (not cdx of course). Two layers would be staggered so that there would be no seams. The third layer would be in strips leaving groves (dados) for the side walls of the pipes to fit into.   I will have to figure out how to scale all of the pipes.   Kelvin   -----------------------------------------