Hello All from sizzling Southern California, I recently had the
opportunity to go through a warehouse full of player parts, organ
parts, tools and old pianos in the Los Angeles suburb of Azusa.
These are the remains of a once well-known player restoration shop
that were left behind when a lease ended.
The place is a mess, with no electricity so nothing could be tested.
There are literally tons of organ pipes: I saw at least 30 ranks of
pipes of wood, metal, etc. Some are in crates, others are loose.
There are a lot of tools, parts, player stacks, reproducing piano
pumps, wind motors, 88- and 65-note rolls, and several junk pianos.
Items worth mentioning include:
- a collection of Welte organ rolls in cans in an original wood cabinet;
- a Fisher Ampico upright that seems to have had some restoration work
done on it;
- an early 65/88-note Melville Clark pumper with wood tracker bar;
- a pair of refinished but incomplete upright players;
- a Chickering Ampico grand, seemingly complete;
- at least 100 copies, new, in cartons, of the book, "Complete Catalog
of Duo-Art Recordings" by Chas. Davis Smith.
I have no financial interest in the matter, I'm just hoping some
of it can be saved. For more information contact
Charlotte Glaze - Squire Realty Inc
710 N Azusa Ave, Azusa, CA 91702-2507
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Marc J. Sachnoff
[ This seems to be the contents of the building once occupied by
[ Warren Dale, Crest Piano Co., and later by Ron Sanchez, successor
[ of the Player Shop of Monrovia, Calif. -- Robbie