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Value of Wurlitzer Theatre Organ
By Dave Goggin

[ In 000406 MMD visitor Charles Dyer described a Wurlitzer Style BX
 [ theater organ he wishes to sell.

I would love to persuade my institution (Univ. of California, Irvine)
to acquire such an instrument.  It's been a dream of mine for quite a
while to get a theater organ installed in the student center or some
similar place on campus.  Being a lowly graduate student on a decidedly
un-nostalgic campus, the chances of getting the powers that be to go
out and buy one aren't huge.  But if one were to become available not
requiring a big investment by the campus and some students got
interested in the project, well...  :-)

Another possibility would be for Mr. Dyer to donate the instrument as
a charitable tax deductible action.  I could perhaps persuade my campus
to accept the instrument on that basis -- this assuming the local
theater organ society would like to become its patron; I'll ask the
president tomorrow.  I know Vicki Webb could MIDI-fy it (that's
essential!) and maybe add a few more ranks.  I'd like to add a rank or
two of my own nascent reedless trumpet and harmonic saxophone designs
myself.  What do you all think?

Dave Goggin

(Message sent Sun 9 Apr 2000, 06:03:12 GMT, from time zone GMT-0700.)

Key Words in Subject:  Organ, Theatre, Value, Wurlitzer

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