DIYAPASON-L Digest #848 - Monday, July 21, 2003
Re: [Residence Organs]  Fw: [Theatreorgans-L] 2/5  Robert-Morton DUALROLL
  by "Bob Loesch" <>
Re: shipping pipes
  by "James Henry" <>
RE: DIYAPASON-L Digest #847 - 07/20/03
  by "First Christian Church of Casey, Illinois" <>
Re: [Residence Organs]  RE: DIYAPASON-L Digest #847 - 07/20/03
  by "Harold Chase" <>

(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Fw: [Theatreorgans-L] 2/5 Robert-Morton DUALROLL PLAYER FOR SALE From: "Bob Loesch" <> Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2003 21:51:34 -0700   I don't know why, but yes, Mortons used large blowers. I have seen a style 39, 2m/3rk which had a 5hp kinetic blower, so the 5 ranker doesn't sound too unusual to me. This sounds like a beautiful instrument, and it should make a really nice residence organ.   At 01:07 PM 7/19/2003 -0700, Mac Hayes wrote: > > We have a 2/5 Robert-Morton <1924> Residence Organ with dual roll > > players available for sale. ... > > > > 5 HP Spencer Orgoblo, 3 Phase, converter available > > >Was a 5 HP blower really necessary? Granted that a theater installation >would require a lot of wind, wouldn't a 5 rank instrument designed for a >residence have needed a considerably smaller motor? Maybe Morton found it >cheaper to use a larger motor that they had on hand, rather than >special-order something smaller? Or, do all the percussions need the >extra wind?   Regards, Bob   Cuckoobob's Clocks Lakeport, California, USA 707-272-7070    
(back) Subject: Re: shipping pipes From: "James Henry" <> Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2003 23:14:10 -0700   U-haul also has enclosed trailers. You might want to consider one of those if weather is a concern. One drawback of closed over open is that there is no fudging things that are just a bit too big.    
(back) Subject: RE: DIYAPASON-L Digest #847 - 07/20/03 From: "First Christian Church of Casey, Illinois" <> Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2003 12:45:10 -0500   I bought some pipes from a builder in the east and they refused to use a common carrier, and insisted on a moving van; said they had had too many disasters with regular freight. Metal pipes, particularly, are so soft and fragile. I sure wouldn't ship unless I had a really strong wooden crate--and then the cost goes up, of course.   A predicament; especially for the bottom octave of an open 8' rank! It can easily cost more to ship than the value of used pipework.   Dennis Steckley   Every gun that is made and every warship that is launched, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed--Dwight Eisenhower   -----Original Message----- From: [] Sent: Sunday, July 20, 2003 11:30 PM To: Residence Organ List Subject: DIYAPASON-L Digest #847 - 07/20/03   DIYAPASON-L Digest #847 - Sunday, July 20, 2003   Re: shipping pipes by <> Re: [Residence Organs] Re: shipping pipes by <>    
(back) Subject: Re: shipping pipes From: <> Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2003 20:20:37 EDT   Hi Keith and list,   This may not be the answer you wanted and obviously is out of the question for most shipments over a thousand miles. What I've done is to rent a 5x9 open trailer from U-haul and tow it behind my vehicle. Four to six ranks would probably just fit and the trailer is about $17 a day round trip, more one way, depends on where you're going and where you're coming from and where U-haul needs trailers, could be $100 for days. Stack the pipe trays and secure the pipes so they don't roll around too much. If you take it easy over the bumps, this should go OK. No mileage charge.   I investigated shipping an old six by four by one foot transistorized relay in a plywood box (200 ilbs) from about seven hundred miles. The $200 relay was going to cost $400 to ship. Of course, it depends on the shipping class, so pipes might go cheaper. I would be interested in what the average shipping is for an eight foot rank. I have had to give up on the idea of cheap pipes coming from the West Coast. I just wait for my opportunities and haul it myself in the East within about 750 miles of me. Hope this is of some help to someone.   Best Regards, Roy Kersey    
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Re: shipping pipes From: <> Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2003 21:21:08 EDT   Roy,   Thanks for your message. I'm actually giving some tho't to hauling them   myself. It's about a 12 hour drive to where they need to go. The advantage of taking them myself is that I could keep them in my pipe crates. I could seal the edges in case I run into rain.   My sister-in-law works for FedEx, so she's going to get me her discount.   Nevertheless, I still could end up driving them up there.   Keith