DIYAPASON-L Digest #932 - Wednesday, December 24, 2003
 
Unique 1924 2/5 Robert-Morton  FOR SALE
  by "Larry Chace" <RLC1@etnainstruments.com>
Seasons Greetings to my "Pals"
  by "Elders, Craig" <c.elders@tcu.edu>
Re: Seasons Greetings to my "Pals"
  by "Larry Chace" <RLC1@etnainstruments.com>
Missed deadline, again
  by "Robert W. Taylor" <rtaylor@socket.net>
Re: Missed deadline, again
  by "Larry Chace" <RLC1@etnainstruments.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Re: Missed deadline, again
  by "Bob Loesch" <rrloesch@jps.net>
 

(back) Subject: Unique 1924 2/5 Robert-Morton FOR SALE From: "Larry Chace" <RLC1@etnainstruments.com> Date: Wed, 24 Dec 2003 10:25:07 -0500   Here's a note from Theatreorgans-L that might be of some interest to folks here.   Larry Chace   >From: Conn652@aol.com >Date: Wed, 24 Dec 2003 10:05:01 EST >Subject: [Theatreorgans-L] Unique 1924 2/5 Robert-Morton FOR SALE >To: "Theatreorgans-L List Member" <Theatreorgans-L@theatreorgans.com> > > I am making one final plea to save a historically significant organ. The >North Texas Chapter has, for nearly a year, been aggressively marketing a >1924 2/5 Robert-Morton residence organ with dual roll players. The organ >is in very good condition and is in storage in the organ shop/warehouse = of >two members of the NTC. Space has become a severe issue and the organ >MUST be sold. > > IF THE ORGAN IS NOT SOLD BY JANUARY 1, 2004, IT WILL BE PARTED OUT ! > > The organ consists of: > 8-4 Diapason > 16-4 Tibia Clausa > 8' Trumpet > 8-4' Salicional > 8-4' Vox Humana > Xylophone > Glock > Chimes > MARIMBA > PIANO <vacuum> > Traps and Toys > > 5 HP Spencer Blower 3 phase <phase converter available w/ package> > > There are several boxes of rolls in excellent condition. > > The percussions, traps and toys are mounted in original factory swell >boxes. There are two sets of shutters decorated to match the console. > > Pictures and more details are on the following website: ><http://hometown.aol.com/robertmorton24/index.html>robertmorton24 > > ><http://hometown.aol.com/robertmorton24/index.html>http://hometown.aol.com= /rober >tmorton24/index.html <should the link not work> > > The Chapter has lowered the asking price to $7,000 and will provide >packing and loading assistance to a buyer. > > There is such a clamor made about saving and preserving organs and now >I'm going to sit back and see if there is ANYONE that will step up to the >plate and get past the platitudes. > > Rick Mathews, > Dallas, TX > 214-575-7499 > 972-896-5761 <mobile> > > >      
(back) Subject: Seasons Greetings to my "Pals" From: "Elders, Craig" <c.elders@tcu.edu> Date: Wed, 24 Dec 2003 11:25:56 -0600   Just a note to all my "Pals" here on the Residence Organ List.   I hope each one of you have a wonderful holiday season and the best year = yet for you, your family and, of course, your pipe organ.   I also hope you have been good and that Santa will bring your that new = rank of Party Horns to go over the fireplace and that 32' Bombarde to = add to the bathroom!   Again, hope this great season will be a special time for you. Also many = thanks to our list host for allowing us to "get together" so often - = that is a gift that keeps giving!   Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.   Craig Elders (and Eleanor, my pipe organ) Fort Worth, Texas  
(back) Subject: Re: Seasons Greetings to my "Pals" From: "Larry Chace" <RLC1@etnainstruments.com> Date: Wed, 24 Dec 2003 13:05:10 -0500   At the risk of "me-to-ism", I'd like to echo Craig's wishes to everyone = for a most successful and enjoyable 2004! In anticipation of our annual Christmas party, I tried to hurry-up a project, the construction of a 61-note chest for the residence organ's 2nd (count 'em!) rank, an Estey Salicional. Of course, that didn't get done in time, but I did wire up a 2nd manual, so that the organ is now officially a 2/1!   The one rank, an Estey Clarabella with a 16' bottom octave by Moller, = plays thusly:   Pedal: 16, 8, 5-1/3 Accomp: 8, 4, 2 Great: 16, 8, 4, 2-2/3, 2, 1-3/5   Great to Pedal 8 Accomp to Pedal 8 Great to Great 16, -8, 4 Accomp to Great 8 (really useful! ;-)   Oh, there's a Tremolo as well, affecting all but the bottom 12 Bourdons. (It is surprising how useful that little device can be, adjusted to give a bit of "warmth" rather than a stupendous "throb".)   The relay has been pre-wired for 2 additional ranks.   In addition, the following middle C pipes are available; they play = whenever their tabs are down and any note is played on the Great:   Trumpet (Aeolian) Diapason (Kilgen) Tibia Clausa (Hillgreen-Lane Gedeckt) Clarinet (Aeolian) Viol d'Orchestre (Aeolian) Viol Celeste (Estey) Dulciana (Hinners) Vox Humana (Midmer-Losh)   They are serving as samples of things that might be added to the organ "someday". (I actually borrowed the Accompaniment 2nd Touch tabs for this purpose, since it makes "sampling" a bit more convenient.)   Wishing you all "Happy Residence Organbuilding"...   Larry Chace      
(back) Subject: Missed deadline, again From: "Robert W. Taylor" <rtaylor@socket.net> Date: Wed, 24 Dec 2003 13:13:12 -0600   Happy Holidays to all!   My goal of completing my duplexed great/choir chest by Christmas has not come to pass. Close, but no banana. It will happen in January as all releathering, gaskets, and rewiring, is complete and only the regulation and reassembly remain.   I just though you all would like to know. No one else is behind on their tasks, I'm sure.   Cheers,   Bob Taylor      
(back) Subject: Re: Missed deadline, again From: "Larry Chace" <RLC1@etnainstruments.com> Date: Wed, 24 Dec 2003 15:36:58 -0500   Bob Taylor wrote:   >It will happen in January as all >releathering, gaskets, and rewiring, is complete and only the regulation >and reassembly remain.   It is far better to "do it right" than to try to "do it right *now*". Bob seems to be following that advice. I seem to need to prove it to myself over and over and over... ;-)   Larry      
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Re: Missed deadline, again From: "Bob Loesch" <rrloesch@jps.net> Date: Wed, 24 Dec 2003 13:01:17 -0800   What Bob T. really meant to write is, "All of the EASY work is done. Now there's just the HARD stuff to go!" ";-)   Congrats, Bob, for getting this far!   Bob L., who has only about 5% done... and this after 40 years... ";-(   At 12:36 PM 12/24/2003, Larry Chace wrote: >Bob Taylor wrote: > > >It will happen in January as all > >releathering, gaskets, and rewiring, is complete and only the = regulation > >and reassembly remain. > >It is far better to "do it right" than to try to "do it right *now*". = Bob >seems to be following that advice. I seem to need to prove it to myself >over and over and over... ;-) > >Larry   Regards, Bob   http://home.jps.net/~rrloesch/index.htm