AMERICAN REED ORGAN & HARMONIUM
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Solid and handsome Victorian Reed Organ, made by the Sterling Company, Connecticut, USA.
Sold by Heins & Co of Hereford, Brecon & Abergavenny.
Number 62150. Based on known Sterling production, this would be about 1892.
36 white notes, 25 black, 11 stops, plus knee swells and foot pedals.
Stops (left to right): Bass Coupler, Dulcet, Diapason, Hautboy, Principal, Vox Humana,
Flute, Violina, Melodia, Echo, Coupler.
We have had it at home for many years. It looks and sounds good
and as far as I can tell, everything works. Originally it would have had
candlestands attached beyond each end of the keyboard, which are missing.
Collect from near Bridgwater in Somerset, UK.
It is large and heavy: 77 inches high x 47 wide x 23 deep:
the top comes off to make it easier to transport:
the main body without the top is 49 inches high x 47 wide x 23 deep.
Asking price: £50.
Here are 2 adverts for similar Sterling organs, but note these are not part of the sale
NEW For Sale Karn Reed Organ
D.W. Karn & Co. Parlour Reed Organ, with Mouse Proof Pedals
Style 7B model, number 20993, made in Woodstock, Canada c.1890
Dimensions are as follows:
Height fully assembled: 201 cm (79 in.)
Height with decorative top removed: 126 cm (49.5 in.)
Width: 124.5 cm (49 in.) Depth: 61 cm (24 in.)
I need to find a home for this handsome example of an American Parlour Reed Organ. Its been in my life since I bought it in c.1965 from the original owner's daughter - a Victorian photographer.
It is in full working order. All 16 stops are still working and the great organ and knee swells are fully functioning. The pedal's springs still spring and the bellows have plenty of puff and finally the "mouse proof pedals" still proudly display in cast metal their anti-vermin guarantee - always a talking point. Two original tools for removing reeds are included.
Several of the Black keys are heavily worn by the original owner's hand but it is still perfectly playable. One of the candle stands needs a simple minor repair it is currently detached from its post. Some re-varnishing touching up would benefit it but it is relatively minor and as would be expected for an instrument of such an age, but overall the case is very presentable. No doubt full restoration would improve it but unlike many examples being offered this one works as it stand now and sound sweet to the ear.
The stops from left to right are as follows:
Diapason 8 ft
Piano 8 ft
Viola 4 ft
Viola D'Amour 4 ft
Sub Bass 16 ft
Cremona 16 ft
Violincello 16 ft
Vox Angelica 8 ft
Flute 4 ft
Dolce 8 ft
Principal 8 ft
The elaborately decorated upper part with its sheet music holder is easily completely removable making transportation more straightforward.
I am located in South East London in SE24
Please contact Nigel or call on 07790 398710
GONE - Free to Good Home Two Manual and Pedal Reed Organ
'UNIVERSITY ORGAN'. Manufacturer possibly Albert Wagstaff or A.J. Spencer
(see http://tardis.dl.ac.uk/FreeReed/organ_book/node14.html for the history)
with mains-powered exhauster, perhaps dating from the 1930s.
(Dulciana 8') name-plate missing
Stopped Diapason 8' (but this is a spurious name-plate, probably Principal 4')
(Great to Pedals) name-plate missing
Sub Bass 16'
(oboe 8') name-plate missing
Voix Celeste 8'
swell to great
sub octave gt.
super octave gt.
This instrument plays (and the exhauster functions) but clearly suffers from many years' neglect in a long-deserted church in Cardiff.
I can send half a dozen more photos to enquirers and a sound file of the instrument being played.
The building in the which the instrument sits is to be bulldozed in mid-April or possibly earlier.
Acquirer collects please! The organ is in a gallery and may have to be partially dismantled to get it down the stairs.
SOLD Mason and Hamlin Reed Organ
Good home needed for Mason & Hamlin organ. Thought to be built circa late 1890s and known to have been in the same family most of the time since then - apart from some years on loan to local chapels/churches on Romney Marsh during the war and up until 1980s when it was returned/rescued to the family and lovingly restored.
The 12 stops are as follows (left to right):
It is now living near Woking, Surrey and can be collected from there.
Asking price is £50 - going to a loving home or being part of a keyboard collection would be a fitting place for this lovely instrument.
For Sale Two Manual Mustel Harmonium
Rare opportunity to purchase an unusual and high class instrument.
This instrument was once owned by Ralph Downes and is mentioned in his autobiography. Restoration work was carried out by Cambridge Reed Organs and this included a complete overhaul of the winding and re-leathering. The case is in ebonised mahogany.
Photos available of restoration in progress.
Location: Worcester UK
Bourdon 16 (Bass)
Cor Anglais 8 (Bass)
Cor Anglais (Bass /percussion) 8
Bourdon 16 (Treble)
Cor Anglais 8 (Treble)
Cor Anglais 8 (Treble percussion)
Voix Celeste 8
Contre Basson 16
Harpe Eolienne 8
Knee-swell to both manuals
Accouplement des claviers
All offers and enquiries to John
For Sale Thomas Organ Company pump organ
Manufactured in Woodstock, Canada in 1892.
Serial No. 14212 and certificate of authenticity.
In good original working order.
Located in Market Deeping, Lincolnshire
All offers considered. Please email Audrey.
For Sale Prince Melodeon
Antique reed organ, Prince & Co., No. 28,074, Improved Melodeon from mid to late 1800's still in original family.
Beautiful mahogany wood finish in great condition but the top does need refinishing
and the organ mechanism needs new pedals.
It measures approximately 30"wide by 17 1/2" deep by 29" high.
Have seen similar organs for sale for double the price.
Want loving home for it now or someone who wants a rebuild project.
Will consider reasonable offers around $900. Currently it is stored in Vista, CA.
Interested individuals should email Rustie:
Free to Good Home Harmonium
Small harmonium 102cm x 45cm x 75cm high.
Needs some attention but mostly in working order.
Reconditioned approx. 100 years ago for my mother to learn to play.
Collect please from address 10 miles north of Oxford,
For Sale Taber Reed Organ
Taber Organ and co Massachusetts, Worcester Mass USA
Seller: Archibald Ramadan ltd Leeds
Stop knobs are left to right,
missing, probably Bass Coupler
Sub bass 16
Vox Celesta 8
Located at Stanley, Wakefield LS26 8HE
Free to Good Home Karn Reed Organ
American Wind Organ by D. W. Karn & Co. No. 42728 built late 1890's.
Was working when I acquired it. Needs refurbishing (felts, leather and cleaning) but not in a bad condition.
It is now in bits (dismantled) but everything there! Can be returned to former glory by someone with the time and ability.
Free to collector. Located in Hailsham, East Sussex, UK
For Sale Cesarini & Cie Harmonium
Full working order in good condition, is played.
A couple of stops missing front label pieces.
One stop doesn't seem to work, but seems like it would restore easily.
Casework in good condition and pedals too.
Selling as we need the space that it occupies.
Would need to be collected - from Hertfordshire.
Contact me for more information or if interested.
Price: £250 ono
Contact Susie for more information or if interested.
URGENT Free to Good Home Packard Fort Wayne Reed Organ
In our family for 40 years but must now find new home.
2' 4" wide 2' deep 6' 7" high
Dismantles a bit for transport
15 stops, usual voices Inc vox humana, double voice etc..
Contact: Mary Walker or phone 01488 658453
|For Sale Alexandre Harmonium|
Alexandre Harmonium, overhauled 1990, excellent sound including
|For Sale George Woods and Co Reed Organ|
George Woods & Co parlour organ - serial number 20555.
|GONE Karn Reed Parlor Organ|
This is a lovely instrument complete with its original mirrored top. It has handles at each end to enable it to be carried.
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