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MBSI to Display at New Musical Instrument Museum
By Matthew Caulfield

In the latest issue of the MBSI journal, "Mechanical Music",
just out (v. 56, no. 3; May/June 2010), MBSI President Dan Wilson
announced that the society has entered into an agreement with the new
Musical Instrument Museum (MIM), in Phoenix, Arizona, to establish
a display of select mechanical music instruments there.  That may
solve the MBSI's long-standing problem of where and how to display an
interesting and educational collection without draining the society's

That same issue of "Mechanical Music" features a full-color cover
photo of the replica-165 façade carved by Bob Yorburg for Glenn Thomas'
Bruder band organ, which Joe Hilferty has expanded with pipe ranks and
registers to utilize all the sounds and stops coded into the Wurlitzer
165 roll.

The photo serves as a fitting backdrop to Dan Robinson's fine article
on pages 12-25, "Wurlitzer Band Organs Larger Than The Style 165."
Dan really knows how to dig into Wurlitzer band organ history!

Matthew Caulfield
Irondequoit, New York

(Message sent Thu 29 Apr 2010, 17:15:25 GMT, from time zone GMT-0400.)

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