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Building 89-key Gavioli Organ
By Bill Nunn

I purchased a large Gavioli facade last year.  The organ was originally
used with a roller coaster in Paris in 1905 and later imported by
Bernie and was used on a Whip ride at Revere Beach.  The organ was
destroyed when it became derelict but luckily someone saved the facade.

I am now ready to start replicating the organ to go behind this
great facade.  The organ will be 89-key #4 scale as per the original.
I am exploring all possibilities in having this made.  I will be
talking to both U.S. and European organ experts.  I am looking for any
advice and also anyone who may be interested in doing a similar project
where we would share some expenses.  It is always cheaper to buy two
of something.

I am also looking for any original parts that could be used and any
89-key #4 scale music.

Bill Nunn - Finally a spring day here in Minnesota.

(Message sent Mon 14 Apr 2008, 16:27:11 GMT, from time zone GMT-0600.)

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