Yes, the original Finkenbeiner Quartz Carillon from the LA Triforium still exists and for the most part is in good shape but is non-functional due to the bolt cutters that were used to disconnect the keyboard console from the quartz bells. In fact, it was the exact moment when the cutters went through the cable that I entered the picture and is how I ended up owning the instrument. As I was walking to get lunch, I saw the door of the control room open and stopped by to see if they were finally going to repair the Carillon and bring it back on-line. Instead, what I saw was a worker with large bolt cutters slicing through a thick cable and beside him a big pile of electronics lying on the floor.
When I asked the workers what was going on, they said they were getting rid of this thing that nobody knows anything about. I asked what they were going to do with the carillon and they said it was going to salvage. So, a long story short… I won the bid and I’ve been storing it ever since.
I intend to get it working again but it is not something that will happen soon. I’m thinking that it will be a retirement project and that’s not for at least another seven years.
…and yes I don’t know what I’m doing with WordPress, but I just got the Dummies book and intend to put it under my pillow starting tonight.