AMERICAN REED ORGAN & HARMONIUM
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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.
NEW For Sale 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.
Please contact Sue
NEW 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.
|UPDATED Free to Good Home Reed Organ|
Name of the stops from left-to-right are :
Viola - Piano - Diapason Bass - Bass Coupler - Vox Humana - Forte - Treble Coupler - Diapason Treble - Dolce - Celeste
Located in Worcester, UK.
|For Sale Bell Reed Organ|
The organ in the pictures now needs to go to a good home as we are downsizing.
|For Sale Mustel Harmonium|
Serial number 205 with the signature of Victor Mustel on the reed chamber.
|SOLD Mason & Hamlin Reed Organ|
1870 Mason and Hamlin organ company reed organ with serial number 3103114.18/08/13
|For Sale Albert Wagstaff Reed Organ & Exhauster|
Albert Wagstaff Reed Organ circa 193018/08/13
|Free to Good Home John Holt Reed Organ|
Two manuals and full pedal board. 8 ranks of reeds. Serial number 1532.Please contact Malcolm
|Free to Good Home Bell Reed Organ|
In need of restoration, it was made by Bell Organ & Piano Company, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
|For Sale Debain Harmonium|
This harmonium has been in a small Church near Bicester unused for well over 30 years.
We now have permission to sell it. Our Diocesan organ advisor believes it to be of good quality
but in need of repair.
Any reasonable offer accepted.
Further photos available.
Enquiries to John Beaumont by email or 01869 277874.
|For Sale Wilcox and White Roll Player|
A rare example of the 19th century player organs built by Wilcox & White of
Meridian, CT, USA, during tha late 19th and early 20th centuries.
A very rare model, because the front windows are flat.
The instrument is encased in an elaborately finished mahogany cabinet and is
complete with a matching stool (which is even rarer to find) and a large
number (140) of paper player rolls.
Writing shown on the factory label indicates that the instrument was tuned
on 7th of March, 1888, by a person with the initials “OWB”.
Transport from Madrid (Spain) is an issue, so price will be ex-works,
(insurance & transport excluded to be paid by buyer).
Also selling a Pleyel Grand Piano
Contact Jose M Nadal
|Free to Good Home F L Raymond American Organ|
All in one piece with carrying handles attached to the sides.
Woodwork is in good condition, some wear marks on top.
Left-hand bellows needs repair (we have instructions on how).
It has 10 stops - Bass Coupler, Diapason Bass, Piano, Viola, Vox Humana,
Forte, Celeste, Dolce, Diapason Treble, Treble Coupler
Buyer to collect, located in Edinburgh.
|Free to a Good Home Marlborough Reed Organ|
We have to find this beautiful instrument a new home very quickly
Marlborough harmonium/parlour organ Date of manufacturer is unsure, 1900 approx.
It is all in one piece with carrying handles attached to the side
Timber is sound but the bellows needs repair. Currently not working.
It has 11 stops and the names are all still very clearly defined in Gothic script:
Sub Bass 16ft
Diapason Bass 8ft
Diapason Treble 8ft
Vox Celeste 8ft
Some of the wooden finials at the top have been knocked off the top and poorly repaired at some point - but it is all complete.
I have put them back in place for the photo. The 3 mirrors are all intact - no cracks. The poor thing needs some repairs and t.l.c.
We have it's key and a matching stool that is being treated for woodworm (and currently kept well away from the organ itself)
Original owners inscription in the timber above keyboard: John Andrewartha OBE 1866-1935. We do know quite a bit of John Andrewartha's history: He was an engineer who worked on submarines in Devonport Dockyard, Plymouth during WW1. He was awarded his OBE for saving the crew of a test submarine that got lodged in a sandbank underwater. If you take the project on we can furnish you with his history and copies of photos/ephemera relating to him and the story of how he saved the submarine and crew.
When he died the harmonium came to his daughter in Castle Cary, Somerset .When she died in 1967 it was donated to the Chapel of rest in the cemetary in Castle Cary where it was played during services for over 40 years. It was then returned to John Andrewartha's Granddaughter who now moving to a small flat and sadly no longer has room for it.
If you need any more details please get in touch. I can email any more detailed photos if required
It would need to be collected unless you are nearby in Somerset in which case something could be arranged
It has to go by 1 March and we will consider all offers
|For Sale Bell Reed Organ|
Harmonium with heavy ornate dark wood cabinet.Pedal operated.Made by the Bell company[late 19 th century -early 20th century]
The Harmonium is 42 inches wide by 42inches high. The fabric strap from one pedal has broken,so this pedal does not operate.
All notes play when using the other pedal, apart from the top note.They all worked when I last used it [with both pedals working]
so they should all work when the strap is repaired.
Location,East London. Buyer to collect and load on to vehicle.
Email Peter Edwards
|Wanted Two Manual Reed Organ|
Foot pumped.Reed organ / harmonium with two manuals but without pedalboard.
For example: or
Can collect from "wherever in the UK within reason"
Please Contact Stephan
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