DIYAPASON-L Digest #906 - Sunday, October 26, 2003
 
pipe maker ID
  by "firman1" <firman1@prodigy.net>
Interesting quote
  by "wcjharrisville" <wcjharrisville@webryders.net>
Re: [Residence Organs]  pipe maker ID
  by "Duane Austin" <duanet@execpc.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  pipe maker ID
  by "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz>
 

(back) Subject: pipe maker ID From: "firman1" <firman1@prodigy.net> Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2003 16:50:30 -0600   Greetings all, I just acquired an organ that has been much modified over its lifetime. It started out as an Odenbrett-Abler in the 19th century. The bass pipes are now Quints, capped metal. On the CCCC pipe is a stamped mark of a circle with a monogram of an M and a B and an I, I believe, with radiating lines. You can view a photo here: http://photos.yahoo.com/firman1@prodigy.net click on my photos.   Do any of you know who made these? Also, anyone have any photos of any = other organs made by this firm?   Thanks, Berley A. Firmin II Bayou La Combe, Louisiana      
(back) Subject: Interesting quote From: "wcjharrisville" <wcjharrisville@webryders.net> Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2003 18:15:39 -0500   Here is a quote from almost 50 years ago! "A young organist laughlingly told me about one of these preachers = - or ordained master of ceremonies - whose pulpit instrument panel could = be seen from the organist's bench. All the time he prayed, one hand was = raised to the heavens while the other one rapidly and deftly = manlipulated the dials and buttons, dimming lights here and there and = brightening the spot on the pulpit." =20 From the book: The Organ In Church Design, by Joseph Edwin = Blanton. Copyright 1957   Preachers don't do that anymore, do they? Nah, that would be = beneath their dignity - someone else is now hired to do that!  
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] pipe maker ID From: "Duane Austin" <duanet@execpc.com> Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2003 17:49:29 -0600   Greetings I think that you will find that your pipes were made by Jerome B Meyer & = Son , Organ Pipe Makers, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Andy Meyers, 5th Generation of the Meyer family is still making and repairing pipes in Milwaukee, in the original pipe shop. Duane Austin ----- Original Message ----- From: "firman1" <firman1@prodigy.net> To: "Residence Organ List" <DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org> Sent: Sunday, October 26, 2003 4:50 PM Subject: [Residence Organs] pipe maker ID     > Greetings all, > I just acquired an organ that has been much modified over its lifetime. = It > started out as an Odenbrett-Abler in the 19th century. The bass pipes = are > now Quints, capped metal. On the CCCC pipe is a stamped mark of a circle > with a monogram of an M and a B and an I, I believe, with radiating = lines. > You can view a photo here: > http://photos.yahoo.com/firman1@prodigy.net > click on my photos. > > Do any of you know who made these? Also, anyone have any photos of any other > organs made by this firm? > > Thanks, > Berley A. Firmin II > Bayou La Combe, Louisiana > > > DIYAPASON-L: a Discussion list for owners and builders of their own > Residence Pipe Organs. > HOMEPAGE : http://www.diyapason.pipechat.org > List: mailto:DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org > Administration: mailto:owner-DIYAPASON@pipechat.org > > > > > _____________________________________________________ > This message scanned for viruses by CoreComm >    
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] pipe maker ID From: "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz> Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2003 16:52:00 +1300   >The bass pipes are >now Quints, capped metal. On the CCCC pipe is   Do you really mean you have a genuine 32ft stop at home? Wow!   Jealously, Ross