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Central Park Carousel Organ
By Dan Kjeldgaard

I was on the Central Park carousel two weeks ago and the organ was not
sounding at all well: lots of missed notes, erratic beats on the drums
(if any) and rather out of tune!  Wasn't somebody going to give it
some care?

Dan Kjeldgaard

 [ Vincent Morgan writes in response:
 [ "About a month ago I visited the Central Park Carousel, which was
 [ in full operation with people waiting in lines on a weekday in
 [ October.  I spoke to Sal Napolitano about the organ, etc., and he
 [ said that as soon as the season closed, which I believe it has by
 [ now, the organ is going to Virginia to be completely rebuilt by
 [ a gentleman who used to live in New Hampshire and has taken care
 [ of many of the New York area carousel organs for many years.
 [ I believe his name is Mahan, but am not sure.  It is not John
 [ Rutoskey.  I asked specifically.
 [ "The carousel itself looks to be in good condition.  It, too, is
 [ scheduled to go to Ohio for a complete rebuild as well."
 [ -- Robbie

(Message sent Sun 16 Nov 2003, 09:12:50 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

Key Words in Subject:  Carousel, Central, Organ, Park

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