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Gerald Duffy Residence - 3/14 Aeolian-Wurlitzer
Portland, Oregon
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Duffy residence, modified Aeolian console, c.1973
Gerry Duffy bought a 2/6 Aeolian originally from the Columbia Theatre in St. Helens, Oregon that had been installed in a SE Portland church. According to Bob Rickett, Gerry added eight ranks of Wurlitzer pipes and chests. He also modified the console to have a third manual and horseshoe stoprail.
Gerry was also proficient in electronics. He built several diode-matrix relays including a 3/18 system for Bob Rickett, a 2/14 for Dick Raupach and a 3/18 for Uncle Milt's Pizza.
The organ was eventually removed and dispersed for parts. The electronic relay went to Jack & Mary Lou Becvar of Kent, Washington. The six rank chest and Bourdon/Tibia bass octave went to to Bob Shafter & Terry Robson.

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