Installing large 1927 Skinner organ

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loveoldtrux
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Installing large 1927 Skinner organ

Post by loveoldtrux » Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:44 am

Hi gang - long time no hear!! Just dragged a 1927 4 manual Skinner organ down from the Ritz theater in New York to restore. It's PRETTY BIG.

Just thinking..... nothing special would need to be done to my '88 double-wide install it after I do a total restoration to it, would there? It's large enough to span several of the floor joists, believe me!!

I'm going to try to attach a picture of it with it stripped down & gutted; ready to move down some stairs from the 3rd floor.....I'm standing in the middle of it.

Maybe even somebody here has a large 4 manual Rodgers / Allen / Wurlitzer in their mobile home?

What do you think?
Mark
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loveoldtrux
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Re: Installing large 1927 Skinner organ

Post by loveoldtrux » Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:01 pm

Aaargh... nobody has a large organ in their mobile home?...

LarryFX1
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Re: Installing large 1927 Skinner organ

Post by LarryFX1 » Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:24 pm

Hi, I have a 3 manual Allen ADC6000 organ ( 475lbs ) in one end of my living room and the 7 speaker cabinets ( 80lbs each ) along one wall. I also have a large 3 manual Yamaha FX1 organ ( 560lbs ) in the other end of the same room along with its two speaker cabinets ( 350lbs each ) along another wall.

I also was worried that this all may be too much weight for the double wide that I have, but so far there have been no issues or problems of any sort.

I would be really interested in knowing / seeing how you manage to fit a 4 manual pipe organ in a mobile home of any size . There are Many windchests and Lots of pipes ( and some really large ones as well - I'm sure you realize that ! ) and I just cant see how that will all fit. Unless of course you consider your place to be a home for the organ first, and you secondarily. LOL I know that sentiment well.

Congrats on saving a Skinner organ - they are real gems. Beautiful romantic style voicing and wonderful orchestral stops.

This is my first post here ( I signed up just to reply to you ) and I will attempt to attach a photo of my Allen. Ah, my photo is too large in size. I don't feel like resizing them tonight, so just PM me if you want to see my organ photos

Best regards, Larry

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