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Robert Morton Player Organ For Sale
By Louis Huivenaar

Well, to restore such an instrument is really extremely expensive,
that's true, but the results done by good hands are for 40 years
a great pleasure of playing.

I have had to restore completely an Estey Residence Player Organ,
water-damaged overall, incomplete in some parts, costing over 100,000
U.S. dollars, but saved for many, many years.  To have a client who
is willing to spend a lot money for such an instrument is always a
prime-time job.  To have an opportunity to reinstall an instrument
which was made in 1923, and knowing they did not have the machinery
like we have today, that makes you quiet and respectful for the
manufacturers and their employees.

I hope this Robert Morton organ in Texas gets a new place; it's worth
it because there are already a lot of these residence player pipe
organs from the first 30 years of the 20th century that have been
destroyed.

Louis Huivenaar
The Netherlands
http://www.harmonium.com/


(Message sent Mon 29 Dec 2003, 10:08:56 GMT, from time zone GMT+0100.)

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