Console Being Assembled
The refinished console takes shape
on the organ lift. The lift floor
under the cardboard has also been
refinished. A red color on the
console's shield matches the theatre's
curtains and wall coverings..
An Uplifting Picture
Even though not completely
assembled yet, the brilliant off-white
finish and hypnotic glowing gold
leaf draws people's gaze from
all parts of the theatre.
The Lift Rotates
Everyone will be doing the twist
in the aisles when the organ is
playing... just like the console
does on its lift. Ok, maybe 45
degrees less spin motion than
at a pizza venue. The lift control
is shown here towards the lower
A Spitting Image Of The Original?
No spitting popcorn or dumping
soda into the pit on this console
after movies !!!! A picture of
the original Loew's Jersey console,
now in Santa
Barbara, CA, lets visitors
know roughly what the console
will look like when fully assembled.
We are very charged up about
this !!! Not too shocking to
find this is done too in the
solo chamber. You can almost
feel the electricity in the
The chamber looked so empty
and large last year, but these
pipes are not lonely any more.
Almost all the glorious Robert-Morton
pipes are in the solo chamber
now. Just a few needed repairs.
Spots Than A Cheetah !
Organists fingers will be
able to run as fast as a Cheetah
with these pipes. Many of the
pipes are made out of an awesome
looking spotted tin-lead metal
mixture. Even the zinc
pipes have crystals that look
In Jersey, Its All About Connections...
Heavy duty electrical cable
connectors are used (upper right)
throughout the organ. Taller pipes
are also tied to supports neatly
with perfect bow knots. Every
mother's dream of kids tying great
The organ crew has spent
a long time cleaning and moving
the pipes into the chamber.
This picture shows the order
from small to large of many
of the ranks. Very tall strings
are also shown.
Hide And Seek
The 16 ft. Diaphone is "hiding"
behind the 16 ft. string in
this picture. (upper right)
The solo Tibia Clausa is also
along the wall (out of view)
next to the Diaphone. Bright
lights hanging from the ceiling
quickly reveals everyone's location.
Won't You Stopper By Sometime?
Tony stops by the tibia clausa
stoppers to plan his next viewing
angle. Numerous walk boards allow
for free travel around to get
near all the pipes.
~~~~ Time Machine ~~~~
comparison view of the solo chamber
from February, 2002. (last year)
As of 5/17/03 the dedicated volunteer
organ crew has spent over 18,000
hours restoring and installing
this organ. No wonder this Robert-Morton
organ is looking so fine !!