AMERICAN REED ORGAN & HARMONIUM
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NEW Wanted Sub Bass Reeds
16ft Sub Bass reeds A, A#, B, tenor C to fit Clough & Warren organ
Frames are 2.78 mm (7/64 inch) thick x 21.95 mm (7/8 inch) wide
Please contact Chris.
NEW Opportunity Two Manual Mason & Hamlin Reed Organ for Restoration
Two years ago I acquired a Mason and Hamlin two manual reed organ. It was, and still is, in very poor condition, and completely unplayable as a result of complete failure of the wind system. It was stored in a barn for decades and hasn't been played to over fifty years. However, it is restorable, and it would be a great pity if I had to sell the keyboard manuals and reeds and destroy the rest of the instrument. And so I am offering it for restoration, subject to the kind of agreement given at the end of what follows..
I had every intention of restoring it, and stripped down the two keyboards and cleaned them. I also cleaned much of the key action system.
The organ has 10 stops, a coupler, and six ranks, most of 61 reeds each. I have removed the sound board and cleaned the reed support blocks One reed support block was quite damaged and was adrift from the sound board. I was hoping that a wood worker colleague would be able to repair the reed block, but he has been unable to do that so far.
The wind system was and still is, in very poor condition, and I have not had time even to examine it. It is not functioning at all, and so it requires extensive work.
Here is a picture I took before I started cleaning some of it:.
I am in the South West of England. If anyone is interested in restoring and subsequently selling this instrument, I would be pleased to let them have it. I would expect to receive 20% of whatever is its final selling price.
Please contact Kenneth, in the first instance by email, if you'd like to take on this job.
NEW For Sale Large Beyer Reed Organ
For sale due to lack of space, magnificent Beyer, Bielefeld (Germany) Congregation reed organ with suction engine.
Suction reed organ model 50a from 1963. This is one of the largest instruments made by this Northern German reed organ builder. The instrument was located in a monastery for some decades. It has 6 1/2 ranks of reeds, 26 register knobs, an (optional!) suction engine and the typical forte knob for opening part of the back of the instrument. As well as 16, 8, 4 and 2 foot reeds, the instrument features a mixture (Zimbel/Cymbal rank). According to the original product leaflet, it was designed to accompany/lead up to 450 worshippers. Seller can get the original product leaflet as well if interested.
Condition: The instrument is in good shape (bellows are okay, vox humana is working, sound is loud and voluminous), tuning of some ranks would be recommended. The suction engine currently is dismounted and the engine mounting needs to be checked. There is some noise from the pedals.
Cornett echo 2'
Viola dolce 4'
Asking Price: €600 or swapping against a folding reed organ in good shape (at least two ranks of reeds, please).
The instrument is located near Steinhagen, Western Germany, and needs to be collected there.
Some help can be provided for moving and loading.
Please contact Matthias
Serious musician in Sweden looking for a pressure harmonium in good condition.
At least the standard four sets of reeds (8/16/4/8), preferably more.
Please contact Lisa
Wanted Portable Reed Organ
Portable folding pump organ wanted preferably working but would also consider one that is in need of tlc.
I particularly like the old Yamaha model but am happy to consider similar and can collect within 200 miles or so of London.
Please contact James Clancy on 07846 113132 or by email
For Sale Loring & Blake Reed Organ
Loring and Blake Palace Reed Organ, S/N 17795
This organ is registered with the Reed Organ Society - use the
registration number 5653 at http://www.reedsoc.org/Database/ROSIntro.asp
This organ is around 130 years old and the case is in fair condition.
Most of the keys and stops work, although some TLC will ensure they all
engage properly. There are some leaks, although it is playable (good
exercise if you're playing chords)!
Height 130cm, width 116cm, depth 60cm (approximate).
Asking price £30, but negotiable.
Located in Sutton, Surrey.
Please contact Alex by email
We have a Story and Clark, Reed, Pedal Organ for sale.
This has been in my family for 65+ years.
100 year old wood (spinet) metal reed, pedal organ.
The item is about 100 years old and has been in my family since my parents arrived in SF in the late 1940's.
The instrument is a "pedal powered" organ like a giant harmonica
using metal reeds to produce sound and a eleven "stops"
to mimic different voices or instruments.
Story and Clark were piano and organ builders located in Chicago.
The cabinet has carved wood and the keys ivory.
It has the distinctive pink ceramic Story & Clark stop knobs:
The general condition is very good, but there are a few cosmetic scratches,
a water mark and a missing screw on the top lid. Woodwork is all original
and in good condition - see pictures.
Locted in Palo Alto CA, USA.
Offers around $500.
Email to Eben or call +1 650 493-7209 or +1 650 279-8722 cell
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
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.
Sold 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
Gone 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.
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
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|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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