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NEW - For Sale Estey Reed Organ
Lovely probably quite late Estey organ with neat simple case design.
Organ is good unrestored condition and in good working order
having been in the family for many years.
The pedals are easy to use and it has a pleasing range of voices
including the quite rare and desirable Harp Aeoliane in the bass.
There are 12 stops:- Bass Coupler; Flute 4; Diapason 8; Dulciana 8; Harp Aeoliane 2;
Blank-disc missing, could be Forte; Vox Humana; Forte; Dulciana 8;
Diapason 8; Vox Jubilate 8; Treble Coupler.
The dimensions are 1110mm wide x 520mm deep x 1270mm high to top of music rest, 1080mm high to top board.
It is relatively easy to move around.
There are three notes that are not working bottom F on the Flute, and also lower F
and middle B on the Diapason/Dulciana stop. The bellows work fine.
There is a polish stain on the top at the left hand end.
Organ is located in Sevenoaks Kent.
Offers in region of £100 - proceeds to Missionary Aviation Fellowship
Please contact James.
Organ does work but seems to be missing some decorated wood around the top.
Located in County Durham
Might be able to drop off if fuel costs are met.
Please contact Derek
| Single keyboard pump organ - made by Mason & Hamlin Organ Company. |
The dimensions are 131 cm wide, 60 deep and 101 high (in imperial 4'3" x 2'1" x 3'31/2").
It is actually an organ I believe (blowing out rather than sucking in).
It's been in the same spot for the last 35 years - having previously been bought on a whim
by the owner's grandmother and then used mostly as a plant holder for 20 years.
Stops: auto swell, 1 diapason, 2 viola, vox humana (with separate on and off pulls), 2 flute, 1 melodia, and euphone solo
The organ will need restoring as some of the stops don't work
The fabric between the pedals and bellows has been fixed (with non-traditional pink leather - not visible...)
but it definitely needs some TLC.
Happy to have £30 or offers -
Buyer must collect or arrange collection from SE14, South London as soon as possible.
Please contact David
|Made by the Howard M Cable Company, Chicago, USA supplied by Crane and Sons Ltd.|
This organ was bought second hand in 1937 by my grandfather
and has been in the family ever since, currently needing to downsize.
The original mirrored top was removed in the 1960s due to house move
however this stunning item would make an iconic feature piece to any room
or can be reconditioned to fully working order.
Width - (inc handles) 117cm
Height - ground to top of organ 122cm, to top of book rest 129 cm
Depth - 57 cm
Asking Price £30.
Buyer Collects from Scottish Borders
|George Woods reed organ £75.|
A well made and attractive reed organ with 10 stops as follows:
Diapason, Viola, Sub Bass, Octive Coupler, Tremolo, Forte, Altoline, Vox Humana, Flute, Melodia.
Has quite a flamboyant case with bifolding keyboard cover.
The organ is used daily with a good vacuum system, however probably deserves a little restoration.
Still very playable "as is".
Located 8 miles south of Preston, Lancashire, PR6 7LZ.
|Rare opportunity to purchase a two manual harmonium presently located in North Wales.|
Made by John W Reed in London according to the label.
Information on Reed at tardis.dl.ac.uk
Dimensions: approximately width 48" height 41" and depth 37".
Will need dismantling to go thorugh standard UK doorway
Fairly easy access to road. Some help with dismantling and loading possible.
No obvious sign of woodworm.
Stop list (not in order as some labels are detatched):
Forte, Sourdine, Bassoon, Dulciana, Expression, Full organ, Clarion, Cor Anglais, Manual Coupler,
Bourdon, Oboe, Flute, Clarinette, Fife, Dulciana, Principal, ???lle, Tremolo and another Forte
Offers and enquiries to Andy or phone 07749795218
Wanted Reed OrganFunctional portable pedal organ, or harmonium for UK based working musician.
Flexible on price and able to collect uk wide. Please email Joseph
|Dates to about 1894, it still works but does need a little bit of restoration - |
although a good dust would do most of it!
Still has its candle holders and the fretwork looks complete.
It is a "Parlour Organ" - also known as a "Chapel Organ".
It was used in the church at Great Swinburne but they now have an electric one
10 stops including Jenkinsons Patent Coupler
Offers and enquiries to Ali
For Sale Two Manual Reed OrganManufactured by J Humphreys & Son of Drummond Street, Euston Square, London UK.
"I bought it many years ago with a view to bringing it to pristine condition but never had the time.
It is functional and plays reasonably well."
Stops: Top row (Swell) Principal 4, ?, Diapason 8, gap, ?, Vox Humana, ?, blank, ?, Violoncello 16,
gap, Principal 4, Diapason 8, Vox Celeste 8, Bourdon 16.
Bottom row (Great) ?, Pianissimo 8, ?, Forte, gap, ?, ?, Bass Coupler, Treble Coupler, blank, gap,
Forte, blank, ?, ?.
Unknown (?) stops include: Forte, Flute 4, Melody, Bassoon Oboe 8, Pianissimo 8, Sub Bass 16, Bourdon 16,
and Aeolian Harp 8
It is located in North Lincolnshire in the UK and all I ask for is a nominal £20 and buyer collects.
If interested please contact Russell
SOLD Three Manual & Pedal Reed OrganSuction reed organ built in 1928/1929 by A.J. Spencer Manchester, UK.
The organ is equipped with a derby wind pump,
plus the original wind supply is still present and in working order. (A lever on the right side).
The organ is in a correct, reasonable, and playable, state but deserves to be properly checked and cleaned!
Manual 3 (SOLO)
Violetta 4 'Cremona 8' Seraphone 8 'Clarionet 16' Forte Tremolo.
Manual 2. (SWELL). Flute 4' Oboe 8' Voix Celeste 8' Salicional 8' Forte 2 Vox Humana.
Manual 1 (Great).
Principal 4 'Diapason 8' Flute d'Amore 8 Trombone 16 Forte 1
Pedal: Sub Bass 16 'Bourdon 16'
Couplers: Great to pedals, Swell to Great, Great sub octave, Great Super Octave
Located in the Netherlands in Arnemuiden (prv: Zeeland)
For Sale Doherty Reed Organ.....thought to be previously owned by the band Supergrass.
In need of attention, but everything seem to be there....just needs a bit of TLC!
Pickup only from RG8 9QL
Please respond to Chris by email
Note: Also advertised elsewhere
Gone to Good Home Estey Reed OrganMagnificent Estey organ which must find a new home VERY soon.
History and condition unknown - may need some work.
Stops are from left to right :
sub bass,melodia,dolce,viola,violetta,I forte,vox humana,ll forte,vox jubilante,flute,dulciana,diapason,harmonique (=octave copler).
Currently located in Hounslow.
|Bell two manual reed organ with pedal board. |
In full working order and played daily until earlier this year.
Complete with matching stool and electric suction unit.
Bereavement and sale of house forces sale.
Details of the stops can be provided on request.
Currently located in Caterham, Surrey. Price is £150.00.
Reasonable assistance can be provided with delivery for reimbursement of costs (including hire of van).
No Longer Available Scheidmayer Pressure Harmonium
Stops: left to right:
S Sourdine, F Forte, 4 Basson, 3 Clairon, D Dolce, 2 Bourdon, 1 CorAnglais, P Percussion, G Grand Jeu
It is in used condition - relevant to it's age, we understand that it is working condition - again relevant to it's age.
Can be viewed by arrangement. Collection only - Help can be made available to move it.
Payment by arrangement in full before collection - All offers considered - No returns.
Asking price: £700 o.v.n.o.
Free to Good Home Springfield Reed Organ
Made by the Springfield Organ Company, Chicago, USA
Diapason 8ft, Dulcet Bass 16ft, Sub Bass 16ft, Forte, Bass Coupler,
Knee swells and treadles
Dimensions: 72 inches high, 43 inches wide, 24 inches deep
The upper part (26 inches high) can be removed for transport.
Has been in the family for 5-10 years.
Needs work on some of the stops.
It is free to the collector, from Southampton.
Contact Josh for further details.
Sold Carpenter Reed Organ
E P Carpenter instruments were 'of very high quality' and 'considered to be some of the finest organs built in America in the Nineteenth Century.'
and with fretwork on the back of the case as well as the front.
There are knee swells, treadles and an 'aero-dynamic indicator'.
It is on wheels and has carrying handles.
Vox Humana, Forte, Treble and Bass couplers,
4' : Principal and Aeoline,
8' : Diapason, Piano, Dulcet, Vox Celeste, Melodia and Echo.
Location Brighton, UK.
SOLD Crane / University Three Manual & Pedal Reed Organ
concave / parallel pedals (C-F) and electric blower- with original receipt .
146cm wide. 137 cm high. 77cm deep
Bought 23 Sept 1925 and been in the family ever since.
Also has a matching bench seat.
Three full rows of reeds on each manual and 30 large scale reeds on pedal organ. 23 Stops.
Keyboard and stops entirely closed in with folding top and folding doors fitted with bevelled plate glass.
A couple of notes stick. Last tuned/serviced around 2000
More pictures available.
Price £1800 ono
GONE to Good Home Thomas Reed Organ
For Sale Doherty Two Manual Reed Organ
For Sale Harmonium Music Rest & Parts
Free to Good Home Crown Reed Organ
Contact: Michael in case of interest or for further details.
GONE to Good Home
SOLD Apollo 2MP Reed Organ
VERY URGENT Free to Good Home Story & Clark Reed Organ
GONE Mason & Hamlin Reed Organ
SOLD Mason & Hamlin Exhibition Model Style 501
Free to Good Home Clarabella Organ
Sold Bell Reed OrganAmerican Organ by W Bell of Guelph, Canada, case no 38797 date c. 1888.
American walnut case with burr veneer panels, measures 146 cm long, 69 cm deep, 135 cm high. Louvred swell back.
16 stops Viola 4, Diapason 8, Dolce 4, Violetta 2, Sub Bass 16, Octave coupler, Vox Humana, Forte, Viola 8, Aeoline 8, Euphone 16, Cremona 16, Echo 8, Celeste 8, Melodia 8, Flute 4. Last three stop lables not original.
Mellow round tone from qualifying tubes. All stops functional except Vox Humana,
and also one reed not working on diapason set.
I have rescued this organ which was found broken up for scrap and reconstructed it to playing order.
Music desk and upper fretwork panels retain signs of turbulent history!
Location Thornaby, Stockton-on-Tees, price £250.
Heavy item, buyer to collect please.
SOLD Trayser Two Manual Harmonium
Two manual Trayser of Stuttgart Harmonium, case no. 13644 dated c. 1868.
Measures 123 cm x 75cm deep x 104 cm tall with lid closed. 20 stops:
Forte, Sourdine, Vox Humaine, Basson, Clarion, Bourdon, Cor Anglais,
Percussion, Double Expression, Grand Jeu, Manual Coppel, Expression,
Percussion, Flute, Clarinette, Flageolet, Hautbois, Voix Celeste, Dolce Forte.
All stops functioning except perhaps Double Expression, loud bright tone.
Walnut case with hand carved details, good condition but some historic stressing to front lockrail.
Very heavy item, buyer to collect please!
Location Thornaby, Stockton-on-Tees. Price £450.
GONE Estey Reed Organ
This beautiful Estey harmonium has been in our family for as long as I can remember
but now it needs a new home.
It looks good and everything works as far as I can tell.
It has not been played for several years, however, and therefore may require some restoration work.
Stops (left to right):
Viola 4 ft
Melodia 8 ft
Dolce 8 ft
Dulciana 8 ft
Diapason 8 ft
Vox Jubilante 8 ft
It measures approx. 42" wide x 46" high x 23" deep and is very heavy.
Free to collector. Located in Wimbledon, London.
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.
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.
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
SOLD 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
'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
|Sold Alexandre Harmonium||292|
|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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