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    Moving a George Woods

    Here's the George Woods organ currently in the Classifieds. I'm interested and in contact with the owner.



    In going through a narrow doorway, it would have to be turned on its side. Not front or back - just rotated 90 degrees so the current side temporarily becomes the bottom.

    Is that "rotated" position dangerous for the instrument? Internal parts which might fall out of place, etc.?

    Thanks.
    Tom M.

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    Not any risk,other than the lid flopping around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SubBase View Post
    Not any risk,other than the lid flopping around.
    Thanks. I also found an old post saying "Don't transport a Mannborg on its back".

    https://www.organforum.com/forums/sh...=mannborg+back

    I wonder if other forum members have any thoughts on the safety (or not) of turning a George Woods organ on its side while it goes through a narrow doorway.

    Tom M.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nutmegct View Post
    Thanks. I also found an old post saying "Don't transport a Mannborg on its back".

    Tom M.
    Hi Tom. This organ is a huge beast standing about 2 meters tall and I had to cart it on its back for fear of it toppling over. That was a mistake as the key extensions are fitted with metal wire push rods opening the pallets. These metal rods fell out and accumulated at the bottom and I really had a job collecting them all and getting them in their correct places. I do believe that not many pump organs, if any other ones than this one, should have that key arrangement. My avatar sports this very organ. I must add that this huge Mannborg dates back to the 1950-ies so much more modern than the old traditional pumpers. Casey is right, do tilt yours and get the beast inside. Then you can get to really enjoy your new find.

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