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Restore North America's Carousel Organs
By Mike Schoeppner

Another point Mikey Mills made was to "have local restorers maintain
the organs."  Where you are, Mikey, this might be a possibility, but
please send in the names of local restorers in Kansas City, Topeka,
Leavenworth, Abilene, Chattanooga, etc, etc.  Each of these cities has
a beautiful organ they try to keep in good repair, and they do the best
they can, but...

"Worlds of Fun" amusement park in Kansas City (owned by Cedar Fair,
by the way) actually shipped their Stinson band organ back to the
factory for maintenance, but nobody should believe this is a viable
solution to the long-term care.

The owners of Lake Winnepesaukah Amusement Park near Chattanooga,
Tennessee, have a wonderful Ruth 33 fair organ that they keep playing
on their carousel, but the man who maintains it lives 480 miles away!

Mike Schoeppner

(Message sent Tue 25 Jun 2013, 22:34:10 GMT, from time zone GMT-0700.)

Key Words in Subject:  America's, Carousel, North, Organs, Restore

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