Category: Davey’s Corner

Radio station dedicated to Mechanical Music officially launches

By David Burgess

In April of 2018, a new radio station featuring mechanical music was launched. It is unique as it is the world’s only radio station that features this type of music. All types of self playing instruments are played on this station, from street organs, to band organs, fairground organs, concert organs, dance organs, orchestrations, music boxes, and sometimes theater organs, 24 hours a day with no commercials. Thus, Mechanical Music Radio was born.

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Abandoned 25 Year Old Bill Kromer Band Organ Found In Ocean City Maryland

By David Burgess

Many have gone to the historic carousel at Trimper’s Rides in Ocean City, Maryland, and many have probably read about its history there or rode it, but is there something else historical too?

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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”