If the Stinson 165 band organ at Cooperstown does indeed have "all
the pipe work and instrumentation of a full-sized Wurlitzer Style 165
band organ," I would be very interested knowing that, because it would
be a first.
I am assuming from the words quoted that it has all 256 of the pipes
in a Wurlitzer 165, distributed among the violin, open flute, stopped
flute, piccolo, flageolet, viola, saxophone, bassoon and trumpet ranks
in a Wurlitzer 165, and that it has bass drum, snare drum,
glockenspiel, crash cymbal, triangle, and castanets.
It is a little difficult to discern the percussion from the video of
the organ, because the camera must have been strapped to the back of
a farm animal at the museum.
It might be pushing the envelope a bit to assume that it has all the
registers found in a Wurlitzer 165, but all the better if it does.
But without the proper pipe work, it is a 165 in name only.
Irondequoit, New York
[ See the complete specification for the Wurlitzer Style 165 Military
[ Band Organ at http://www.mmdigest.com/Gallery/Tech/W165spec.html
[ The Melody division alone contains 176 pipes! -- Editor (Robbie)