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    Daryl Dragon's mobile organ from the Captain and Tennille TV show

    The Captain and Tennille had a TV variety show in the mid 70’s. Might have lasted two seasons at most. There were a few sketches which featured Daryl driving a three wheeled organ car, which as a kid at the time I thought was hilarious and funny.

    I recently thought about this vehicle and looked it up online but only found a few photos. A Hammond organ but not sure of the model number. The chassis might be a Cushman three wheeled truck or golf cart, backwards with was the front wheel under the bench. While it was seen rolling on the show, I sort of doubt it was powered and may have just been coasting down a slight hill or being towed by a thin cable. Probably had some system for brakes. Maybe a lever under the bench.

    If anyone else has any thoughts or actual knowledge on how this vehicle was constructed, I’d like to know.

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    Hammond RT-3, Estey circa 1903, Baldwin Acrosonic spinet piano, Fender Rhodes Mark I 73 stage piano.

    #2
    The whole thing looks custom to me. The relative heights of the manuals and drawbars suggests that room was made inside the case for “stuff”
    Tom in Tulsa

    Fooling with: 1969 E100, 1955 M3, 1963 M100, Leslie 720

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      #3
      Might be a Servicar.

      There was a guy at the Wisconsin State Fair this year driving a piano round (whilst playing it).

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        #4
        I’m thinking from the look of the suspension maybe an “EZGO” golf cart chassis (?)
        Tom in Tulsa

        Fooling with: 1969 E100, 1955 M3, 1963 M100, Leslie 720

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          #5
          I looked up the EZGO three-wheel model and think you have it right.
          Hammond RT-3, Estey circa 1903, Baldwin Acrosonic spinet piano, Fender Rhodes Mark I 73 stage piano.

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            #6
            Now I want to build one 8) I have a few options for the organ part "E100", "S", "M3", Jensen Piano-Organ (?)
            Tom in Tulsa

            Fooling with: 1969 E100, 1955 M3, 1963 M100, Leslie 720

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              #7
              The Captain was okay, and played a good keyboard while demonstrating his musical writing style, but frankly I was too busy keeping a teenage, boy eye on Tennille. I never understood what she saw in him.
              Until The Next Dimension,
              Admiral Coluch.

              -1929 Wangerin Pipe Organ Historian
              -Owner 1982 Rogers Specification 990

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