This is a Wurlitzer theater pipe organ. I re-gilded the Ormaloo on the console with 23 karat rose gold leaf. The organ was built in 1930 for the Metropolitan Theater in Boston. The organist would accompany silent movies or performers on the stage.
The organ has been restored and installed in a theater designed specifically for its use in Groton MA. The console can control the percussion instruments mounted on the wall, along with the two pianos on either side. A few of the pipes are visible to the far left and right. The rest of the 2380 pipes are in two separate rooms, with the sound coming through the six openings high on the back wall.
Boat yards in Maine are located in harbors of all sizes along the coast. They have been here since the towns were young and occupy some of the prime locations in each community. It has been a pleasure to work in such beautiful surroundings.
This panel is in the American Sign Museum. It is designed as if it were a monogram on the side of a vehicle ca. 1850. The colors and stripes are from that era. Five types of metal leaf are used. The panel is varnished and asphaltum glaze is used to add shading on the gold.