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Gebrueder Bruder Organ at Flushing Meadows NY
By Jeff Alterman

There is a beautiful looking Gebrueder Bruder organ on the Flushing
Meadows park carousel which once played 87 key B.A.B. rolls, but it
is no longer playing.  I don't think that New York City, who owns the
carousel, is going to be willing to spend the money to have the organ
restored because of the tremendous expense involved in restoring such
a large organ.

A suggestion has come to mind that I think that someone should offer
to buy the organ from the city for a fair price and offer to place a
good organ on the carousel that either plays Wurlitzer 165 rolls or
66-key B.A.B. rolls and would be much easier to maintain.  If that big
organ is restored it would be a magnificent instrument with almost
unparalleled musical effects.

I was at Flushing Meadow Park today and noticed that you can read some
of the lettering on the swell shutters through the paint if you look
carefully and the light is at the right angle.  The lettering on the
left side of the swell shutters as you face the organ says "Gebrueder
Bruder orgelfabrik".  The lettering that was visible on the other
side says "Waldkirch", which was where the organ was manufactured.

Jeff Alterman
156 Villard Avenue
Hastings-on-Hudson, New York 10706-1217
Tel/FAX (914) 478-3454

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