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Music To Their Ears

December 05, 2006
Dee and Gail Clarke, PE (NCE '44) shared information about three rare mechanical musical instruments from their extensive collection—including a 1300-pound Wurlitzer 153 Duplex Orchestral Carousel Organ built for a West Virginia amusement park—at a Mechanical Engineering Department Seminar held yesterday in the Campus Center Atrium. Paul Manganaro, who has restored almost 500 music machines to date and enjoys a national reputation for expertise in his craft, demonstrated the process of a typical restoration at the seminar. >>
Dee and Gail Clarke, of Watchung, have given the gift of music to New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). The Clarkes, long-time supporters of the university, have donated a carillon and a supporting bell tower to NJIT. The bells of the carillon now sound from a site near NJIT's new Campus Center. >>
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