15 thoughts on “30 Days of Fun: Day 11

  1. Anne At Large

    If this thing works, and you make it into a credenza, I will cry.

    On the flip side, if it doesn’t work, and you make it into a credenza, that will be the awesomest credenza ever. I just don’t hold with the destruction of viable musical instruments for decor purposes.

  2. Desiree.

    I’m proud of you for leaving the organ at the thrift store. You live in San Francisco, where space is limited and it’s very easy for your awesome things to crowd you out of your apartment.

  3. jo-anne

    My grandparents had an organ like this and I remember being enamoured with the keys – the gorgeous bakelite like plastic, the colours, the fonts!

  4. Pam

    Organs used to scare me because that key that reads “tibia”? I thought it was made out of leg bones.

    I was a weird kid.

  5. Nora

    Two things:
    1. My dad is an organist and is (no lie) building a pipe organ in the living room of the house I grew up in. My mother is a very patient woman. If you want an organ, I will gladly forward every email he sends me about free/cheap organs available in Northern California. (Surprisingly, there are a lot).

    2. A few weekends ago, I found five 19th century (so says my dad) organ stop knobs at the flea market. They’re now sitting in a vase on my dining room table.

  6. Nora

    (I don’t mean to imply that my father isn’t awesome. Best dad ever, and I think it’s super rad that he’s building a pipe organ. But seriously: There are organ bits *everywhere*).

  7. Mrs. Kennedy

    We had that exact organ in the house when I was growing up and I loved the different sounds it could make. (Here’s a rundown of all the different tibia effects available on an actual pipe organ, which the Kimball does its best to imitate.)

  8. Renee

    I visited the same set of lamps three times at Goodwill before I finally bought them… It was $12.50 for the set.

  9. Margaret

    Your pancreas produces the insulin that allows you digest sugars. When it quits – voila! – you are diabetic. Last I checked, you cannot buy another at any thrift store. So, be good to your pancreas, you only get one.

  10. Theresa

    Dude. My grandmother has that organ in her house. I remember sitting in front of it for hours as a kid, playing with the many keys and levers. Are you sure you weren’t thrift shopping at my grandma’s house?

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