DIYAPASON-L Digest #624 - Thursday, August 15, 2002
Re: Wurlitzer opusing
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ring my chimes
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chime relays
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(back) Subject: Re: Wurlitzer opusing From: <> Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2002 03:42:29 EDT     Sadly Wurlitzer's usual practice of shipping organs without ever = assembling them at the factory meant that no opus number could be placed on the = crated components before they left North Tonowanda. An order was placed for an organ, say a Style D, then a console from the console department was = prepared for shipment, a relay and switchstack, and from stock came the regulators, =   chests, and pipework already built, stacked, and stored in the warehouse. =   While this allowed them to make one organ a day in their best year, 1926, = it made no provision for stamping opus numbers on any of the components = inside the shipping crates.   The closest you can get to an opus number is on the original switchstacks connected to the relay machine. They will have a wiring number and only occassionally an opus number. If the organ was a "special" with specifications different from the assembly line model then a special = wiring number was put on the stacks and using the Wiring Schedule you can cross-reference the opus number in many cases.   As stated before, penciled in notations are sometimes the only clue on the =   history of the instrument.   Robert Morton and others kept very good notes on opus numbers but when the =   persons having those files passed on in the 1960s the notes were burned or =   thrown away. Thus much history was lost and research became that much = more difficult.   Al Sefl  
(back) Subject: ring my chimes From: "D Heimer" <> Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2002 19:48:34 -0400   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_000B_01C24494.BD441740 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   Hey List Guys. I'm fixin' to hook up a set of chimes to The Monster In = =3D The Cellar. I have a vague idea to build a relay for 'em outa reed =3D relays a la Radio Shack. Anybody built one of these critters have any =3D suggestions, or any ideas or a cheaper source of parts? My Peterson =3D relay has a set of chime drivers (- output), but I still need the relay.   =3D Inquiring Minds Want To Know, Dave Heimer   Dave & Margie Heimer 2160 Armor Bridge Rd Greensboro Georgia 30642 706-467-3926 - Home 706-343-0033 - Office - email - website   ------=3D_NextPart_000_000B_01C24494.BD441740 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META http-equiv=3D3DContent-Type content=3D3D"text/html; =3D charset=3D3Diso-8859-1"> <META content=3D3D"MSHTML 5.50.4134.100" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Hey List Guys.&nbsp; I'm fixin' to = hook =3D up a set of=3D20 chimes to The Monster In The Cellar.&nbsp;&nbsp;I have a vague =3D idea&nbsp;to=3D20 build a relay for 'em&nbsp;outa reed relays a la Radio Shack.&nbsp; =3D Anybody=3D20 built one of these critters have any suggestions, or&nbsp; =3D any&nbsp;ideas or a=3D20 cheaper source of parts?&nbsp; My Peterson relay has a set of chime =3D drivers (-=3D20 output), but I still need the relay.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; = &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;=3D20 &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; =3D &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;=3D20 &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; =3D &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;=3D20 &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; =3D &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;=3D20 &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Inquiring Minds Want To =3D Know,&nbsp; Dave=3D20 Heimer</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial=3D20 size=3D3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbs= =3D p;&nbsp;=3D20 Dave &amp; Margie=3D20 Heimer<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nb= =3D sp;&nbsp;=3D20 2160 Armor Bridge Rd<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; = =3D   Greensboro Georgia 30642<BR>706-467-3926 - Home&nbsp;&nbsp; 706-343-0033 = =3D -=3D20 Office<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <A=3D20 href=3D3D""></A> -=3D20 email<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp; <A=3D20 href=3D3D""></A> = -=3D20 website</FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_000B_01C24494.BD441740--    
(back) Subject: chime relays From: <> Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2002 23:35:22 EDT   Earlier this year I bought some 12vdc relays from for 8 cents each. Can't beat that price, no where. The contacts were rated 20 amps but = at 12 volts. Maybe the insulation is not rated for 120 volts. Don't know = about that. But if your chime solenoids are 12 - 24 volts DC these relays would = do fine. The coil draws about 100 ma. I think all of the above data is = correct, don't have the catalog handy. I planned to use them for a roll player = and/or a Rogers Glock. They are a little clickity but that's a minor problem.   John Adams in KY