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Stinson Organ at Cooperstown Farmer's Museum
By Matthew Caulfield

If the Stinson 165 band organ at Cooperstown does indeed have "all
the pipe work and instrumentation of a full-sized Wurlitzer Style 165
band organ," I would be very interested knowing that, because it would
be a first.

I am assuming from the words quoted that it has all 256 of the pipes
in a Wurlitzer 165, distributed among the violin, open flute, stopped
flute, piccolo, flageolet, viola, saxophone, bassoon and trumpet ranks
in a Wurlitzer 165, and that it has bass drum, snare drum,
glockenspiel, crash cymbal, triangle, and castanets.

It is a little difficult to discern the percussion from the video of
the organ, because the camera must have been strapped to the back of
a farm animal at the museum.

It might be pushing the envelope a bit to assume that it has all the
registers found in a Wurlitzer 165, but all the better if it does.
But without the proper pipe work, it is a 165 in name only.

Matthew Caulfield
Irondequoit, New York

 [ See the complete specification for the Wurlitzer Style 165 Military
 [ Band Organ at 
 [ The Melody division alone contains 176 pipes!  -- Editor (Robbie)

(Message sent Tue 21 Jun 2011, 20:43:20 GMT, from time zone GMT-0400.)

Key Words in Subject:  Cooperstown, Farmer's, Museum, Organ, Stinson

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