Category: Davey’s Corner

Decades old vintage planes: Douglas DC-2 and DH-88 Comet

By David Burgess

Two legendary aircraft are famous after the MacRobertson Air Race in 1934. Both are still operational, have a history, and are airworthy.

In the MacRobertson Air Race in 1934, a twin engine propliner operated by KLM called Uiver, which was a Douglas DC-2, placed second, while another aircraft, a DH-88 Comet called Grosvenor House placed first. Uiver is one of the only 2 surviving DC-2 aircraft, as well as Grosvenor House, with Black Magic being restored. Uiver can still be seen and flown in Aviodrome in The Netherlands, while Grosvenor House, which has been restored, can be seen at Old Warden in the United Kingdom.

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An old time favorite, the Wurlitzer 153 Band Organ plays on

By Davey Burgess

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Band Organs are old organs designed to play tunes from a roll. While modern merry-go-rounds use recorded music, these organs are a sight to see. Despite being out of production, they have been kept through the years by being well maintained, or restored. Continue reading “An old time favorite, the Wurlitzer 153 Band Organ plays on”