DIYAPASON-L Digest #869 - Friday, August 29, 2003
 
Kimball Organ Available
  by "Larry Chace" <RLC1@etnainstruments.com>
[Orgue-l] 1973 Wicks for sale
  by "Larry Chace" <RLC1@etnainstruments.com>
organ report
  by "Kelvin Smith" <KelvinSmith@UntraveledRoad.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  organ report
  by "Bob Loesch" <rrloesch@jps.net>
 

(back) Subject: Kimball Organ Available From: "Larry Chace" <RLC1@etnainstruments.com> Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2003 12:00:43 -0400   Hi, all! The following note has appeared on some other lists.   Larry   >Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2003 21:45:10 -0400 >From: "Robert E. Wilhelm, Jr." <wilhelmr@bellatlantic.net> >Subject: Kimball Organ Available > > Hi, > > I just posted the following to the Theatre Organ List. If you are >interested or know anyone who might be then please contact me. > > Bob > > > > > >Perhaps 10 years ago I picked up a 4-rank Kimball practice organ. Oboe, >String, Diapason, Tibia. A short time later I got a 2-manual Kimball >horseshoe console with the relay intact. Its all been stored in a heated >shed at my parents. I thought some day I might get it installed. > > A month ago during a routine check I discovered termites in the shed. >When I last checked the shed 3 months prior things appeared fine. >Unfortunately they have gotten to the structure rather bad and >unfortunately several of the organ pipes. My parents want the shed taken >down so with no place to store the organ it too must go. I'm looking for >anyone interested in it. Obviously the termites have not damaged any of >the three metal ranks and Kimball reeds and strings are prized ranks. >These are 4" wind pressure ranks. They have gotten into a couple of the >Tibia pipes and chest. They have not gotten into the console. > > So I need to dispose of the instrument in quick fashion. So between now >and September 7th I'm entertaining bids and offers. Whoever has the best >offer in my opinion by September 7th and can come to Wilmington, Delaware >to pick it up owns it all. The shed is 8' x 12' and about 2/3rds full = so >that will give you an idea of the size truck or trailer needed to carry = it >all. I need to have it all gone by the end of September at the absolute >latest. > > I checked into things in a little more detail tonight to discern exactly >the condition of stuff and to snap a couple photographs. There are three >photographs at my personal web site which is: > ><http://www.stanleymotorcarriage.com/organ/organparts.htm>www.stanleymotor= carri >age.com/organ/organparts.htm > > > Here's an inventory of everything that is in the shed that I'm aware of >and needs to go > >2-manual, Kimball Horseshoe Console with internal relay; 15 Ped/17 > Acc/25 Solo Stops > >includes bench, music rack; no termite damage > > >8' Kimball Oboe -- 4" WP (mitered to 6') > >8' Kimball String -- 4" WP (mitered to 6') > >8' Kimball Tibia -- some termite damage to some pipes > >8' Kimball Open Diapason -- 4" WP (mitered to 6') > >8' Doppel Flute -- some termite damage to several pipes > >30-bar Xylophone (I think it is Wurlitzer) > >Austin Pipe Harp & chest -- some termite damage to several pipes > >120VAC Spencer Orgoblo Junior - 4" WP > >Vox Humana -- no reed boots but reeds are intact > >4-rank, 4" WP Kimball chest > >Tremolo (looks to be Moller or organ supply) > >Pedal offset chest > >Small set of Kimball shades - no engine > >If anyone is interested I also have a 2 manual Wurlitzer horseshoe > console available > > Here's the bottom line. I'm looking to get rid of this stuff so if >anyone is interested make an offer. If you are interested in part of it >then make an offer on what you are interested in. I will part it out or >do whatever to get rid of it. Highest bid takes it. Bids for the whole >thing have more weight than bids for just the Kimball String or Oboe or >blower. If there are no takers I'm going to back my brother's dump truck >up to the shed, save the Kimball String & Oboe, and put the rest in the >dump along with the shed when we take a chain saw to it all. > > As it's a holiday weekend I'll post this message two more times next >week. If you'd like to start a dialog and place a bid please email me at >wilhelmr@bellatlantic.net. > > Bob Wilhelm > > > > >      
(back) Subject: [Orgue-l] 1973 Wicks for sale From: "Larry Chace" <RLC1@etnainstruments.com> Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2003 12:02:31 -0400   Hi, again. When it rains, it pours...   Larry   >To: orgue-l@cdmnet.org, Theatreorgans-L@theatreorgans.com, > PIPORG-L@listserv.albany.edu, pipechat@pipechat.org >Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2003 07:00:14 -0400 >From: James R McFarland <mcfarland6@juno.com> >Subject: [Orgue-l] 1973 Wicks for sale > >We have a 1973 Two manual and Pedal Wicks for sale. > >Ideally suited for home use. (Useable in larger spaces) > >Unified Gedeckt 16' through 2' > Principal 4' through 2' > Gemshorn 8' through 1 1/3' > >Footprint: 30 3/4 inches by 83 1/2 inches plus 35 1/2" >additional depth for pedal board. > >Main unit fits under an 8' ceiling >Bottom few 16's on offset chest require a bit more. (We can miter for >you, or you can mount on their sides) > >Set up and playing > >Buyer to remove (We can ship for a fee) > >$5000.00 > >reply: mcfarland6@juno.com for details      
(back) Subject: organ report From: "Kelvin Smith" <KelvinSmith@UntraveledRoad.com> Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2003 20:09:57 -0600   Hello all,   I just finished the process of replacing the drawknobs in my console with new units from Syndyne. It was about three weeks ago that I started, including a week out of town on business, and I am glad to have it done with.   The old drawknobs had contacts which were corroded and constantly in need of maintenance to keep them working. I was using a small blower in the console to provide air for the combination action, and while it was adequate for normal things, there were limits to how many knobs it could move at once. It also made a noticable hum which was tolerable, but which = I won't miss. And it is nice to have knobs with the right names and no magic marker.   My children always to love help, mostly with taking out screws, but I also had them helping with wiring and entering information into the computer to reprogram it for the new arrangement of knobs. My eleven-year-old girl decided she wanted to learn strip wires, and when she managed that, she wanted to do some wires that would be in the organ, so I set her to work wiring the Vox Humana, which has been sitting in it's chest for a couple years, and I haven't gotten around to wiring it. She worked on it for = hours today.   Kelvin      
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] organ report From: "Bob Loesch" <rrloesch@jps.net> Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2003 19:57:07 -0700   Hi, Kelvin. No better way to get the kids interested than to put them to work learning something new. My daughter (also 11) doesn't like the organ =   music, but likes the technical stuff. Super way to learn!   At 08:09 PM 8/29/2003 -0600, Kelvin Smith wrote: >My children always to love help, mostly with taking out screws, but I = also >had them helping with wiring and entering information into the computer = to >reprogram it for the new arrangement of knobs. My eleven-year-old girl >decided she wanted to learn strip wires, and when she managed that, she >wanted to do some wires that would be in the organ, so I set her to work >wiring the Vox Humana, which has been sitting in it's chest for a couple >years, and I haven't gotten around to wiring it. She worked on it for = hours >today.   Regards, Bob   http://home.jps.net/~rrloesch/index.htm