DIYAPASON-L Digest #819 - Friday, May 30, 2003
 
Moller
  by "firman1" <firman1@prodigy.net>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Moller
  by "Tim Bovard" <tmbovard@earthlink.net>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Moller
  by "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Moller
  by "firman1" <firman1@prodigy.net>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Moller
  by "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Moller
  by "firman1" <firman1@prodigy.net>
Organ Price
  by <Kzimmer0817@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: Moller From: "firman1" <firman1@prodigy.net> Date: Fri, 30 May 2003 18:33:31 -0500   Hello all, Am I correct in assuming that someone has the opus list for Moller organs? I was just given a Moller that is installed in a Masonic Lodge and would like to find out more about it. "Given" is relative, as I have only a few weeks to remove it before the building is gutted. It has 8 manual ranks, including an Oboe, and two pedal ranks. The console is part of the facade, which has Masonic symbols carved in it. There is kinetic blower too. Seems the insurance for the building is too high foe the continued occupation by the Lodge. BAF II      
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Moller From: "Tim Bovard" <tmbovard@earthlink.net> Date: Fri, 30 May 2003 19:24:59 -0500   Hi, Berley --   I believe the Moller archives, including opus list, are preserved in the OHS American Organ Archives. I don't believe the complete list has been "published" so far, due to its enormous size amongst other things, but it IS out there, somewhere...! <g> If all else fails, a quick web search = will find them, and they're very helpful folks!   If you're looking for the opus # of your particular "new" instrument, I'm sure that you'll find its number stamped on any and many parts of the = organ itself once you start to disresemble it...Moller stamped numbers on *everything*...! <g>   BTW, congrats on the new acquisition and good luck with its move -- it sounds like you have a very interesting organ indeed and I hope we'll hear =   more about it!   Regards,   Tim Little Rock AR (who's getting his own new big old toy tomorrow, but it's a car -- not organ-related...)   At 06:33 PM 5/30/2003 -0500, you wrote: >Hello all, >Am I correct in assuming that someone has the opus list for Moller = organs? <snip>    
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Moller From: "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com> Date: Fri, 30 May 2003 19:31:22 -0500   At 6:33 PM -0500 05/30/03, firman1 wrote: >Hello all, >Am I correct in assuming that someone has the opus list for Moller = organs? >I was just given a Moller that is installed in a Masonic Lodge and would >like to find out more about it.   There really isn't a "complete" opus list for the Moller Company currently - one is in process via the OHS. But some of us have numerous files of listings for Moller organs. If you email me privately with the location, etc. I will see what I can find for you. I'm not promising that I will come up with lots of info about it but at least will give you a place to start hopefully.   David  
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Moller From: "firman1" <firman1@prodigy.net> Date: Fri, 30 May 2003 19:43:52 -0500   Tim, I have the opus number, it is 4288, the year, 1925. What I would like to find out is more of its history, like purchase price, etc. I will try to find out more from the OHS, thanks! If anyone would like to see it, go to: http://photos.yahoo.com/firman1@prodigy.net and click on my photos. Berley      
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Moller From: "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com> Date: Fri, 30 May 2003 19:46:54 -0500   >Tim, >I have the opus number, it is 4288, the year, 1925. >What I would like to find out is more of its history, like purchase = price, >etc. I will try to find out more from the OHS, thanks! >If anyone would like to see it, go to: >http://photos.yahoo.com/firman1@prodigy.net >and click on my photos. >Berley   Berley   If you contact the Archivist of the OHS - Stephen Pinel - he might be able to find the file for the organ. The Moller files are stored up in New England and Stephen goes up there a couple of times a year and does research.   David  
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Moller From: "firman1" <firman1@prodigy.net> Date: Fri, 30 May 2003 19:53:28 -0500   Tim, et al. The secretary has a file that has the final payment of $2600 in 1928. I was just wondering what the price of an 8 rank organ would have been in 1925? I know how much Aeolians were. My Aeolian from 1912 cost $15,000!! = The average American made, what $1,500 per year then!? BAF II      
(back) Subject: Organ Price From: <Kzimmer0817@aol.com> Date: Fri, 30 May 2003 21:56:08 EDT     --part1_1ca.ab8592a.2c0965b8_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Guys,   Berley said, " was just wondering what the price of an 8 rank organ would have been in 1925?"   I was able to get a copy of the original contract of 1926 from Austin = Organs for my organ. It was 9 or 10 ranks for $6300.   I just loved the wording of the old contract. While it was somewhat "businesslike", there was a lot of bragging and self-backpatting in its = wording.   Keith   --part1_1ca.ab8592a.2c0965b8_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <HTML><FONT FACE=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D3D2 = FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D =3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D3D"0">Guys,<BR> <BR> Berley said, " was just wondering what the price of an 8 rank organ would = ha=3D ve been in 1925?"<BR> <BR> I was able to get a copy of the original contract of 1926 from Austin = Organs=3D for my organ.&nbsp; It was 9 or 10 ranks for $6300. <BR> <BR> I just loved the wording of the old contract.&nbsp; While it was somewhat = "b=3D usinesslike", there was a lot of bragging and self-backpatting in its = wordin=3D g.<BR> <BR> Keith</FONT></HTML>   --part1_1ca.ab8592a.2c0965b8_boundary--