Dick's daughter, Jennifer
Walker, designed the graphic to celebrate the building's 80th anniversary.
Dick belongs to the Golden Gate Chapter of the Musical Box Society Int'l (MBSI). Society
members are collectors and restorers of "musical boxes," automata that play music on their own,
pre-programmed of course, with only exterior power, mechanical or electric to perform. This
includes small music boxes, fair organs, calliopes and player piano.
There are wonderful sound bites of this music on the National Society's website |
www.mbsi.org/ | on the Photo
Gallery tab. He has been documenting Golden Gate Chapter annual meetings at Ardenwood
Historical Farm (Fremont, CA), posting videos at YouTube:
The chapter will host the annual national
meeting in 2011, and Dick is involved in publicity planning. There are more soundbites on the
chapter website under the Music tab. |