From: Glenn W. Vandiver, June 1999
Opus 1419 was removed from the Clinton Street Appolo Theater by a
J.F.Halley then of Ringoes, N.J. in the late 60s I think. All chamber
parts were recovered but the console was never found. I am told the
building was destroyed days later. Parts were stored at his home and he
subsquently found a console from a like size instrument.
package was bought in the late 70s by myself and moved to Mesa, Az. The
next four years were spent restoring and installing it in my home. It is
presently playing and consist of the original specifications minus the
piano (never had) but with a added Post Horn. This can be varified by
Ron Rhode or Lyn Larsen as they both advised me during restoration.
The instrument is for all
practical purposes intact and still playing