PipeChat Digest #1600X - Wednesday, September 27, 2000
Re: Moller Organs!
  by "Jim" <bald1@prodigy.net>
Re: Small Stock Instruments
  by "Paul Stapel" <pfstapel@stny.rr.com>

(back) Subject: Re: Moller Organs! From: "Jim" <bald1@prodigy.net> Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2000 09:11:07 -0500   I bet that made for some interesting times, dating the organ. Let's see, we have a WW1 Memorial organ, a WW2 memorial organ, a Korean War memorial organ, an early Vietnam War memorial organ, (only good while the UN was still involved) and a Gulf War memorial organ. Let's see in the past 10 years, I guess you would have the War on Drugs memorial organs. That = ought to get you through. (Grin)   In all serious though, where in the world do the politicians come up with this stuff. They encourage individuals to go into business and then make = it impossible to operate one. It appears as if Canada is no different from = the U.S. Well, you got your changed.   Jim H.     ----- Original Message ----- From: "Nelson And Tracy Denton" <ndenton@cgocable.net> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Sunday, September 24, 2000 1:28 AM Subject: Re: Moller Organs!     > Sorry Noel but organs have been free to import into Canada for many = years. > > > The only way around the problem was to declare the instrument a "War > Memorial". Parts for these were "duty" free. > > > > A good Customs Broker > > Sheeesh!!! It gets annoying. > > P. S. > > There are many U.S. built organs in Ontario I service and have serviced many > Mollers, Aeolines etc. > > Canada is only 1/10th the size of the U.S. So U.S. built organs will always > be fewer in number up here. > > Also we did have 200 piano and organ companies in Canada in the 19th and > 20th centuries so we were able to produce many hundreds of thousands = more > pianos and organs than we needed locally. > > Sadly ALL of the piano companies are long dead now. > > > > > > I think you will find there is very little of anything from the U.S. > anywhere > > in Canada, considering the 25% duty on American organs (and pianos), > which, > > thanks to NAFTA, is now being reduced gradually. I am not aware of a > single > > AEolian-Skinner instrument in Canada. Without the tariff, you can be sure > > during the A-Sk heyday, there would certainly have been at least a = few. > > Through all those years, Canadian builders were not only protected in > their > > own land, but had free run of American markets. There are plenty of > Casavants > > and Kneys around the U.S. This is not a complaint - merely a statement of > the > > reality. > > > > Cheers, > > > > Malcolm Wechsler > > > > > "Pipe Up and Be Heard!" > PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topics > HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org > List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org > Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat.org > Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@pipechat.org >    
(back) Subject: Re: Small Stock Instruments From: "Paul Stapel" <pfstapel@stny.rr.com> Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2000 00:20:54 +0100   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_00A4_01C02818.CCD08E40 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   .. I think the concept of small stock organs=3D20 > is a great one, but the company does not share my enthusiasm for it.   WICKS has done this for years, of course... one of the main reasons they = =3D still exists!=3D20   Stock organs from a custom company --- works well and gave a lot of =3D churches pipe organs which otherwise would probably never have had =3D one!!   Paul Stapel >=3D20   ------=3D_NextPart_000_00A4_01C02818.CCD08E40 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META content=3D3D"text/html; charset=3D3Diso-8859-1" =3D http-equiv=3D3DContent-Type> <META content=3D3D"MSHTML 5.00.3018.900" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>. I think the concept of small stock = =3D organs=3D20 <BR>&gt; is a great one, but the company does not share my enthusiasm =3D for=3D20 it.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2><FONT face=3D3DBazooka = size=3D3D4>WICKS has =3D done this for=3D20 years, of course... one of the main reasons they still=3D20 exists!&nbsp;</FONT></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2><FONT face=3D3DBazooka=3D20 size=3D3D4></FONT></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2><FONT face=3D3DBazooka = size=3D3D4>Stock =3D organs from a=3D20 custom company ---&nbsp; works well and gave a lot of&nbsp;churches pipe = =3D   organs</FONT>&nbsp;<FONT face=3D3DBazooka size=3D3D4> which otherwise = would =3D probably=3D20 never have had one!!</FONT></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2><FONT face=3D3DBazooka = size=3D3D4>Paul=3D20 Stapel</FONT><BR>&gt; </FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_00A4_01C02818.CCD08E40--