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Randall Williams' 110-key Gavioli Showman Organ
By Hans van Oost

I wonder if Mrs. Gashinski has any pictures of the Gavioli?  In the
archives of the Kring van Draaiorgelvrienden (KDV) we have a lot of
pictures made in the Gavioli factory around 1906.

110-key models were always built in Paris, never in Waldkirch, Germany.
Some examples had a box with additional pipework on top of the main
chest.  I can imagine that Mr. Williams organ was built like that, and,
in that case, it was not a dummy organ but just a part of it.

Many big organs by Gavioli's descendant, Marenghi (and later on,
Mortier), built the same type of instruments.  Gavioli & Cie have built
tens of this type, of which only a few survive.

Best regards from Holland,

Hans van Oost, KDV

(Message sent Sat 30 Jan 1999, 12:38:27 GMT, from time zone GMT+0100.)

Key Words in Subject:  110-key, Gavioli, Organ, Randall, Showman, Williams

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