Posted 2 years ago
It saddens me to show this, even more than it did to actually spend numerous hours in the last couple days reducing it all to 2 full pickup truck loads (that's what these pics are, after unloading) in order to otherwise clear space in a storage unit I currently need for much better (mostly not 'organ related') stuff, which hopefully will not also eventually end up in a similarly most inglorious curbside demise. (and there's at least two more truckloads that still needs cleared outta there...)
All that crap in those piles used to be bits and parts of old organs, the vast majority originally built by many skilled craftsmen, of top quality material, (back in the day, the kinds of wood one couldn't actually buy anywhere now if your life depended on it) who turned it into what were once crucial mechanical parts intended to otherwise generate beautiful music. Much of it probably first dates from the 1920's-40's.
But now, here it all lays (as of late this afternoon) with my only further hope that the normal 'scrappers' will indeed help themselves to any of it they might want, for firewood or scrap copper/metal or whatever, just so I don't have to go to the further work to sawzall it all into dumpster-size pieces. Within the next few days a couple of "consoles" (the 'finished furniture' part of an organ most people recognize with the keyboards where the organist sits to play the d*mned things) and more will also get added to that pile, or perhaps replace that pile. (if the scrappers come thru for me in the meantime?)
--------------------EDIT, roughly 24hrs later-------------------
I've just added a new pic #1 showing the pile as of this afternoon, after adding another (just one) truckload of further stuff. I'm actually kinda gratified (in a weird way) that so much of yesterday's piles did in fact just kinda 'disappear' by itself, today's additions prolly won't even last out there quite as long since (if nothing else) they include several panels/etc which *were* originally built and finished to be 'visible to the public'.