In addition to recent postings to the MMD about the upcoming AMICA
convention, this posting is to highlight one of the tour stops, Ron
Wehmeier's home. Ron's home is really a museum of automatic musical
instruments. In addition to the instruments, Ron's spectacular
workshop is in his home, where he is currently rebuilding the pipe
organ for the Cincinnati Music Hall (described in an earlier posting).
Some of Ron's fine automatic musical instruments include a 1935
7' Steinway AR Duo-Art, 1931 5'8" Chickering Ampico B with original
Ampichron clock, 1929 6'2" Steinway XR Duo-Art art case, with
transposer, 1929 6'6" Steinway OR Duo-Art, connected to the pipe
organ, 1927 5'8" Weber Duo-Art Louis XVI Style, 1925 5'8" Knabe
Ampico A Louis XV style, 1949 9' Steinway Concert Grand CD piano.
Most of these beautifully restored like new instruments are in Ron's
beautiful music room that also houses his incredible 1927 Wurlitzer
4/36 Special Pipe Theatre organ. The organ was built into the music
room and, in addition to all the pianos, is a wonder to see and hear.
Ron has the organ connected to computers so that he can play back
performances by world renown organists that have taken place in his
In addition to all of this, Ron has numerous beautiful music boxes and
many more items of interest to MMD'ers than are able to be listed here.
I encourage all to make plans to come to the AMICA Convention July
22-26, in Cincinnati, Ohio (actually our convention hotel is across
the river in Covington, Kentucky). For more information visit
Mason, Ohio (Cincinnati area)