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Pipes Stolen from Bursens Arburo Organ
By Eric Shoemaker

Dear Group, please help:  A person or persons unknown have relieved
my 1920's Bursens Arburo of its rank of jazz flute pipes.  :(

These pipes are the most valuable rank in the instrument.  They look
like any other stopped flue pipe with this notable exception:  there is
a small lead pipe behind the toe that inflates a leather pouch on the
back of each pipe.  This pouch lifts a metal spring that has a leather
seal to cover a hole drilled in back of each pipe thereby achieving an
odd "warbling bird" effect.  There are twenty some pipes in the rank,
the largest at a little over a foot tall.

Any information will be treated as confidential;  I do not care how or
who "liberated" my "warbling birds," I just want them back, no questions
asked.  If anyone has any leads for me please email <>
or call me at 253 582 8961.

Thanks much
Eric J. Shoemaker
Tacoma, WA

(Message sent Wed 31 Jan 2001, 00:24:54 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

Key Words in Subject:  Arburo, Bursens, Organ, Pipes, Stolen

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