PipeChat Digest #3119 - Wednesday, September 11, 2002
 
Keith's Austin
  by <Kzimmer0817@aol.com>
Catonsville MD
  by "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com>
Re: old records
  by <Chicaleee@aol.com>
Re: Keith's Austin
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: old records
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: old records
  by <Chicaleee@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: Keith's Austin From: <Kzimmer0817@aol.com> Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2002 23:36:20 EDT     --part1_82.20c54d23.2ab01434_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   List,   Hopefully this will be shorter.   The organ is Austin's Opus 1440 originally installed in The Church of the Holy Comfortor in Sumter, SC in 1926. Kimberly Austin was kind enough to send me a copy of the original contract. The organ was installed on their = 73 note Universal Windchest. The scalings are what's penciled in on the contract. The pressure is 5"   Great: 8' Open diapason (40 scale) 8' Melodia (usual scale) 8' Viola (55 scale) 8' Dulciana (55 scale) 4' Harmonic flute (#3)   Swell: *8' Melodia (from great) *8' Viola (from great) *8' Dulciana (from great) 8' Stopped flute 8' Oboe (usual scale) 8' Aeoline (61 scale) 4' Harmonic flute (from great) Tremolo   Pedal 16' Bourdon (12 pipes) 8' Gedeckt (borrowed)   Some time in the '60s, the church traded the 8' open diapason for an 8' Geigen Diapason and a 4' Octave (labelled "double diap").   In 1972, the organ was offered for sale and purchased by Dr. Franklin Doty =   (Dean emeritus, University in Gainesville). With the organ, I received a thick file with all his correspondance with Austin, Durst, and Klann.   He did not remove the universal chest, but he did take the original = blower, pipes, and console. He had two 61 note Durst pitman chests built - a 3 = rank for Swell and a 5 rank for Great - plus a Klann unit chest for the Stopped =   Flute (in order to unify it to play a several pitches) and a Klann 12 note =   chest for the pedal Bourdon. He installed these chests along two walls of =   his two car garage, leaving space for his vehicle in the center. The = console was on another wall.   A few years later he acquired a Vox Humana from a church in Augusta, = Georgia (a Vox-in-a-box). From his file, I glean that he priced out a 37 note Mixture III for the great, but, along with a new chest, was too costly. = He decided to order another unit chest and moved the 4' Octave from the great =   chest to the unit chest, purchased a top octave of pipes and unified the = rank to play at several pitches including the derived mixture. As best I can tell, he ordered an additional regulator in order to reduce the wind = pressure for the Vox Humana and Stopped Flute to 3".   Presently, the disposition of the organ is:   Great: 8' Geigen diapason 8' Melodia 8' Dulciana 4' Harmonic Flute Empty space on chest 4' Octave - on unit chest and unified to several pitches   Swell: 8' Aeoline 4' Viol (originally was 8'. Upon others' advice, he moved it to the 4' = pitch when the chest was built). 8' Oboe 8' Stopped flute - on unit chest and unified to several pitches   Pedal 32' Resultant 16' Bourdon 8' Gedeckt 4' Gedeckt.   Dr. Doty passed away a few years ago. A young neighbor who cared for him during his last years received the house (along with the organ) upon Dr. Doty's death. The organ had not been played for several years. Many = notes would not play. Mud daubers had set up housekeeping in many of the open pipes. I vacuumed loads of mouse poop out of the console before loading = it onto the truck. In fact, as I opened up the truck upon arrival home, = there was the faint odor of urine in the truck. As I vacuumed the tops of the chests before loading, sweat would drip down and form mud.   I will be installing it in a corner of the storage area of my basement. I =   have a 10 foot ceiling with an additional 10" of height between floor = joists. When I get my strength back, I will start working on the chests and = cleaning the pipes. I will have the oboe professionally cleaned.   I feel like a 6 year old who's just been given a large Erector Set - but who's really only on a Tinker Toys level. I hope y'all will be patient = with me. As I said in my previous posting, several people were very helpful a = few years ago when I was on pipechat. I see that a few professionals like = Rich Schneider are still active in providing advice and encouragement to the amateurs.   Sincerely, Keith Zimmerman   --part1_82.20c54d23.2ab01434_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0">List,<BR> <BR> Hopefully this will be shorter.<BR> <BR> The organ is Austin's Opus 1440 originally installed in The Church of the = Holy Comfortor in Sumter, SC in 1926.&nbsp; Kimberly Austin was kind = enough to send me a copy of the original contract.&nbsp; The organ was = installed on their 73 note Universal Windchest.&nbsp; The scalings are = what's penciled in on the contract.&nbsp; The pressure is 5"<BR> <BR> Great:<BR> 8' Open diapason (40 scale)<BR> 8' Melodia (usual scale)<BR> 8' Viola&nbsp; (55 scale)<BR> 8' Dulciana (55 scale)<BR> 4' Harmonic flute (#3)<BR> <BR> Swell:<BR> *8' Melodia&nbsp; (from great)<BR> *8' Viola&nbsp; (from great)<BR> *8' Dulciana&nbsp; (from great)<BR> 8' Stopped flute <BR> 8' Oboe (usual scale)<BR> 8' Aeoline (61 scale)<BR> 4' Harmonic flute (from great)<BR> Tremolo<BR> <BR> Pedal<BR> 16' Bourdon (12 pipes)<BR> 8' Gedeckt (borrowed)<BR> <BR> Some time in the '60s, the church traded the 8' open diapason for an 8' = Geigen Diapason and a 4' Octave (labelled "double diap").<BR> <BR> In 1972, the organ was offered for sale and purchased by Dr. Franklin Doty = (Dean emeritus, University in Gainesville).&nbsp; With the organ, I = received a thick file with all his correspondance with Austin, Durst, and = Klann.<BR> <BR> He did not remove the universal chest, but he did take the original = blower, pipes, and console.&nbsp; He had two 61 note Durst pitman chests = built - a 3 rank for Swell and a 5 rank for Great - plus a Klann unit = chest for the Stopped Flute (in order to unify it to play a several = pitches) and a Klann 12 note chest for the pedal Bourdon.&nbsp; He = installed these chests along two walls of his two car garage, leaving = space for his vehicle in the center.&nbsp; The console was on another = wall.<BR> <BR> A few years later he acquired a Vox Humana from a church in Augusta, = Georgia (a Vox-in-a-box).&nbsp; From his file, I glean that he priced out = a 37 note Mixture III for the great, but, along with a new chest, was too = costly.&nbsp; He decided to order another unit chest and moved the 4' = Octave from the great chest to the unit chest, purchased a top octave of = pipes and unified the rank to play at several pitches including the = derived mixture.&nbsp; As best I can tell, he ordered an additional = regulator in order to reduce the wind pressure for the Vox Humana and = Stopped Flute to 3".<BR> <BR> Presently, the disposition of the organ is:<BR> <BR> Great:<BR> 8' Geigen diapason<BR> 8' Melodia<BR> 8' Dulciana<BR> 4' Harmonic Flute<BR> Empty space on chest<BR> 4' Octave - on unit chest and unified to several pitches<BR> <BR> Swell:<BR> 8' Aeoline<BR> 4' Viol (originally was 8'. Upon others' advice, he moved it to the 4' = pitch when the chest was built).<BR> 8' Oboe<BR> 8' Stopped flute - on unit chest and unified to several pitches<BR> <BR> Pedal<BR> 32' Resultant<BR> 16' Bourdon<BR> 8' Gedeckt<BR> 4' Gedeckt.<BR> <BR> Dr. Doty passed away a few years ago.&nbsp; A young neighbor who cared for = him during his last years received the house (along with the organ) upon = Dr. Doty's death.&nbsp; The organ had not been played for several = years.&nbsp; Many notes would not play.&nbsp; Mud daubers had set up = housekeeping in many of the open pipes.&nbsp; I vacuumed loads of mouse = poop out of the console before loading it onto the truck.&nbsp; In fact, = as I opened up the truck upon arrival home, there was the faint odor of = urine in the truck.&nbsp; As I vacuumed the tops of the chests before = loading, sweat would drip down and form mud.<BR> <BR> I will be installing it in a corner of the storage area of my = basement.&nbsp; I have a 10 foot ceiling with an additional 10" of height = between floor joists.&nbsp; When I get my strength back, I will start = working on the chests and cleaning the pipes.&nbsp; I will have the oboe = professionally cleaned.<BR> <BR> I feel like a 6 year old who's just been given a large Erector Set - but = who's really only on a Tinker Toys level.&nbsp; I hope y'all will be = patient with me.&nbsp; As I said in my previous posting, several people = were very helpful a few years ago when I was on pipechat.&nbsp; I see that = a few professionals like Rich Schneider are still active in providing = advice and encouragement to the amateurs.<BR> <BR> Sincerely,<BR> Keith Zimmerman</FONT></HTML>   --part1_82.20c54d23.2ab01434_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Catonsville MD From: "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com> Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2002 23:46:28 -0400   To Malcolm and List, the Catonsville MD Casavant is Opus 808 from 1919, a = 3 manual, 37 ranks. The OHS gave it an historic plaque when visited. Judy Ollikkala  
(back) Subject: Re: old records From: <Chicaleee@aol.com> Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2002 23:54:39 EDT     --part1_1aa.83968cd.2ab0187f_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   I have a collection of LP's, 45's, 78's, cassettes, and now CD's, dating = back to the early 1900s (the first half, in which half I was born). I'm to be married sometime after the first of the year to someone who does not = cherish my collections of records, books, music, figurines, art pottery, early American Patterned glass, Depression glass, etc. However, he does love my =   Pekingese. Hopefully, little by little of the collections will be moved = into his house so he won't notice how much there really is. And he tells me = there is not room for my Wurlitzer. In this large 4 bedroom house is going to = be one bedroom with my stuff, Wurlitzer and all, but it will happen gradually =   and miraculously there will be a corner left for it. I haven't approached =   him about installing a pipe organ, yet. I thought I would save that for later, lol. Lee   --part1_1aa.83968cd.2ab0187f_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>I have a collection of = LP's, 45's, 78's, cassettes, and now CD's, dating back to the early 1900s = (the first half, in which half I was born). &nbsp;I'm to be married = sometime after the first of the year to someone who does not cherish my = collections of records, books, music, figurines, art pottery, early = American Patterned glass, Depression glass, etc. &nbsp;However, he does = love my Pekingese. &nbsp;Hopefully, little by little of the collections = will be moved into his house so he won't notice how much there really is. = &nbsp;And he tells me there is not room for my Wurlitzer. &nbsp;In this = large 4 bedroom house is going to be one bedroom with my stuff, Wurlitzer = and all, but it will happen gradually and miraculously there will be a = corner left for it. &nbsp;I haven't approached him about installing a pipe = organ, yet. &nbsp;I thought I would save that for later, lol. = &nbsp;Lee</FONT></HTML>   --part1_1aa.83968cd.2ab0187f_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Keith's Austin From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2002 00:40:05 EDT     --part1_a5.2d5e8c6e.2ab02325_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Just a short note from Gainesville...   Keith is one of those people who make teaching a rewarding profession. = His interest enthusiam far off-set any expertise he may lack. He and his = wife, and his father are wonderful people.   ..... and I did enjoy the food!! ;-)   congratz, Keith!     Bruce in the Muttastery at Howling Acres = http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502 ....an opportunity for health & wealth http://visionsuccess.com/BC2053   --part1_a5.2d5e8c6e.2ab02325_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>Just a short note from = Gainesville... <BR> <BR>Keith is one of those people who make teaching a rewarding profession. = &nbsp;His interest enthusiam far off-set any expertise he may lack. = &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;He and his wife, and his father are wonderful people. = &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <BR> <BR>.... and I did enjoy the food!! &nbsp;;-) <BR> <BR>congratz, Keith! <BR> <BR> <BR>Bruce in the Muttastery at Howling Acres = http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502 <BR>...an opportunity for health &amp; wealth = &nbsp;http://visionsuccess.com/BC2053</FONT></HTML>   --part1_a5.2d5e8c6e.2ab02325_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: old records From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2002 00:41:20 EDT     --part1_190.cf2c090.2ab02370_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 9/10/02 11:55:56 PM Eastern Daylight Time, Chicaleee@aol.com writes:     > . I haven't approached him about installing a pipe organ, yet. I = thought I > would save that for later, lol.   Sigh.... just make sure he's well insured .... and WAIT!!! ;-)   Bruce in the Muttastery at Howling Acres = http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502 ....an opportunity for health & wealth http://visionsuccess.com/BC2053   --part1_190.cf2c090.2ab02370_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>In a message dated = 9/10/02 11:55:56 PM Eastern Daylight Time, Chicaleee@aol.com writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">. &nbsp;I haven't = approached him about installing a pipe organ, yet. &nbsp;I thought I would = save that for later, lol. &nbsp;</FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3 = FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D"arial" LANG=3D"0"></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"> <BR>Sigh.... just make sure he's well insured .... and WAIT!!! &nbsp;;-) <BR> <BR>Bruce in the Muttastery at Howling Acres = http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502 <BR>...an opportunity for health &amp; wealth = &nbsp;http://visionsuccess.com/BC2053</FONT></HTML>   --part1_190.cf2c090.2ab02370_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: old records From: <Chicaleee@aol.com> Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2002 01:48:43 EDT     --part1_102.1ab7cb58.2ab0333b_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Thanks for the advice, Bruce. I always get in too much of a hurry and = ruin things. At my age it is hard to go slow. Right now I will concentrate on =   the piano, Wurlitzer, records, books, music, etc. Is that too much to = ask? He knows I am a musician. So is his daughter. But he likes it when I = play improvised piano for the country-gospel combo. Lee   --part1_102.1ab7cb58.2ab0333b_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>Thanks for the advice, = Bruce. &nbsp;I always get in too much of a hurry and ruin things. &nbsp;At = my age it is hard to go slow. &nbsp;Right now I will concentrate on the = piano, Wurlitzer, records, books, music, etc. &nbsp;Is that too much to = ask? &nbsp;He knows I am a musician. &nbsp;So is his daughter. &nbsp;But = he likes it when I play improvised piano for the country-gospel combo. = &nbsp;Lee</FONT></HTML>   --part1_102.1ab7cb58.2ab0333b_boundary--