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AGO 2002 Convention Displays

The exhibits at the convention were comprised of music dealers, organ builders, artist representatives and (too many) electronic organ companies. I hung around while everyone was setting up their displays. (This was not unlike any number of the techie conventions in Javits Center, just less noisy and a little less crowded).

Since size and weight would make it difficult to bring an entire pipe organ in for the show, most builders resorted to a display of a few pipes for demonstration purposes. One Canadian company (Casavant Freres) created a little model of a church:
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Others raffled off pipes painted by Pennsylvania Dutch folk artists:
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But the German company Oberlinger Orgelbau brought an entire organ to the show! They put it together on the spot.

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