DIYAPASON-L Digest #699 - Friday, December 6, 2002
 
Re: The High Desert Touring Classical Organ
  by "Bob Richardson" <bob@peak.org>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Re: The High Desert Touring Classical  Organ
  by "Bob Loesch" <rrloesch@jps.net>
Spencer Blowers
  by "wcjharrisville" <wcjharrisville@webryders.net>
 

(back) Subject: Re: The High Desert Touring Classical Organ From: "Bob Richardson" <bob@peak.org> Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2002 22:20:54 -0800   Tom Dimock wrote: >There were other full sized barnstorming pipe organs early in the = century. >Reginald Foort had a huge Moller organ, and C. Sharpe-Minor (yes, his = real >name!) toured with a portable Link Pipe Organ. This organ still exists, >albeit in dreadful condition, in the State Theatre in Ithaca, New >York. The theatre is currently undergoing restoration, and a restoration >of the organ is slated to begin in a couple of years. > >As an aside, two Edison recordings of C. Sharpe-Monor are known to exist = - ><http://homepages.bw.edu/~rdensmor/EdisonOrganRecords/>   Thanks for that additional info - I'll try and work that into my page the next time I update it. Any pointers to specifications on those = instruments?   Best wishes, Bob Richardson    
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Re: The High Desert Touring Classical Organ From: "Bob Loesch" <rrloesch@jps.net> Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2002 22:39:50 -0800   If you can locate a copy of David Juncheon's "Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ", the specification of Reggie Foort's 5-manual Moller is in it. Probably on the web as well. Try a Google search for 'Moller travelling pipe organ' or some such.   At 10:20 PM 12/5/02 -0800, Bob Richardson wrote: > Any pointers to specifications on those instruments? > >Best wishes, >Bob Richardson     Regards, Bob, in beautiful Lake County, California, USA http://home.jps.net/~rrloesch/index.htm   Never be afraid to try something new. Remember that a lone amateur built the Ark. A large group of professional engineers built the Titanic.      
(back) Subject: Spencer Blowers From: "wcjharrisville" <wcjharrisville@webryders.net> Date: Fri, 6 Dec 2002 22:39:11 -0500   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0008_01C29D78.4C1B7760 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   Over the years I have removed 4 or 5 Spencer blowers. 3 of them from =3D ravaged and abandoned theatre organs. I usually worked alone so it was = =3D necessary to take them apart and move them piece-by piece. The baffle =3D and that 2nd fan was always a bear to remove. While attempting to =3D remove the 2nd fan, it is always good to have along with a good =3D penetrating oil, a torch to heat the hub and then apply more penetrating = =3D oil, a carpenter's hammer, a length of 2x4, some strong clothesline, a =3D few pieces of hardwood (for use between the hammer and metal) a sheet of = =3D medium emery cloth to clean off any rust and crud from the motor shaft =3D and a fine metal file to remove any "dings" or rough spots from the =3D shaft as well. From then on it is strictly your intuition, brute =3D strength and well-chosen cuss words. Will Jost   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0008_01C29D78.4C1B7760 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 6.00.2719.2200" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Over the years I have removed 4 or 5 = =3D Spencer=3D20 blowers.&nbsp; 3 of them from ravaged and abandoned theatre =3D organs.&nbsp; I=3D20 usually worked alone so it was necessary to take them apart and move =3D them=3D20 piece-by piece. The baffle and that 2nd fan was always a bear to =3D remove.&nbsp;=3D20 While attempting to remove the 2nd fan, it is always good to have along = =3D with a=3D20 good penetrating oil, a torch to heat the hub and then apply more =3D penetrating=3D20 oil, a carpenter's hammer, a length of 2x4, some strong clothesline, a =3D few=3D20 pieces of hardwood (for use between the hammer and metal) a sheet of =3D medium=3D20 emery cloth to clean off any rust and crud from the motor shaft and a =3D fine metal=3D20 file to remove any "dings" or rough spots from the shaft as well.&nbsp; = =3D From=3D20 then on it is strictly your intuition, brute strength and well-chosen =3D cuss=3D20 words.&nbsp; Will Jost</FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0008_01C29D78.4C1B7760--