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Red Cloth Dust Screen in Organs
By Marc Elbasani

Dear MMDians,  It only occurred to me just now to mention that the
back of the Ruth B.A.B. organ at Tilden Park merry-go-round in
Berkeley CA was lined with a screen of red cloth, darkened by dust.
I've seen red cloth used on Ruth and Ignaz Bruder organs, but I
suspect it is also used in American organs.  Was this standard for
band organs, or is it more often occurring in European organs?
Does it help to identify the make at all?

I'm starting to wonder if there were several smaller firms within
Waldkirch that only produced a few organs by having contracted out
as much of the work as possible to local shops.  Apparently, these
places were very close together.

Marc Elbasani

(Message sent Wed 4 Jul 2001, 20:12:17 GMT, from time zone GMT-0700.)

Key Words in Subject:  Cloth, Dust, Organs, Red, Screen

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