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NEW Free to Good Home Mason & Hamlin Reed Organ


1880’s Mason and Hamlin

Collection only from Bethnal Green London E2

Would be nice to go to someone who would play it


Enquiries to: Patrick



9/9/21
395
For Sale Harmonium Reeds


Several sets of Trayser reeds 8, 8, 4 all in very good condition, pitch unknown but likely to be Continental A 435.

No reasonable offer refused. Buyer will need to collect from Norfolk



Enquiries to: Andrew Hayden



15/7/21
394
For Sale Apollo 2MP Reed Organ

Must be sold fairly quickly - don't miss this opportunity for a useful practice instrument.
This is a late instruement - serial #1333 and is good tonally.

Great: Violone 16, Open Diapason 8, Clarabella 8, Dulciana 8, Principal 4

Swell: Bourdon 16, Gamba 8, Oboe 8, Flute 4, Tremulant

Pedal: Sub Bass 16, Open Diapason 16

Couplers: Swell to Great, Great to Pedal, Swell to Pedal, Swell Octave

Dimensions are 63” W x 57.5” H x 33.5” deep incl jutting out parts where
lid/cover rests with lock, which also has the key present.

Located in Pembrokeshire

Please contact Mike





14/7/21
393
Wanted Folding Reed Organ

Looking for an Estey or Mason & Hamlin folding reed.
Must be willing to ship to Canary Islands

Please contact Ricardo


12/6/21
392
SOLD Estey Reed Organ

Compact Estey organ in good condition and a pleasing range of voices with knee swells.

44” long x 21” deep x 46” high (top of fretwork) mahogany with one stain mark on the top as photograph.
Lower F is silent on Diapason & Dulciana at the moment but has previously played.

Pedal inserts could do with renewing but otherwise very presentable.

Stops as follows:-

Bass Coupler; Flute 4’; Diapason 8’; Dulciana 8’; Harp Aeoliane 2’; Blank – probably Forte;
Vox humana; Flute; Dulciana 8’; Diapason 8’; Vox Jubilante 8’; Treble Coupler.

Collection from Sevenoaks, Kent, but may be able to help with delivery.








18/5/21
391
SOLD Gregorian / Vocalion Reed Organ

This chapel organ was probably built around 1900 for the Orchestrelle Company of London. Similar models were made and sold in the USA under the name of "Vocalion". Although this company was probably better-known for producing player-pianos and player-organs,
this model is a straight reed-organ.

The organ has been in regular use until recently, but now needs a new home.It appears to be in good working order. Now fitted with an electric blower though the orignal pedal blowing could be re-instated.

The stops range from 16’ to 2’, with couplers, as follows:
Octave coupler; Contra-basse; 2’ Eolian Harp; 8’ Open diapason (lower octaves of keyboard);
16’ Bourdon bass; 4’ Principal; 4’ Harmonic flute; 16’ Bourdon treble;
8’ Open diapason (upper octaves of keyboard); 8’ Melodia; Vox humana; Eolian forte.

There is a knee-operated swell that opens/closes louvres on the top of the casing. There is also a “full organ” lever operated by the left foot that instantly engages all of the stops at once. To provide for blower entry via the underside, the organ is currently raised on about a 5” plinth. You would need to provide something similar unless it is on a suspended floor. Plinth and organist’s pew could be available if desired.

Approximate dimensions (including decorative mouldings and carrying handles):
Length: 74" (190 cms); Height: 55" (140 cms); Depth (to front of keyboard): 32" (81 cms)



Some details of a similar organ can be found on the Reed Organ Society website
(The Reed Organ Society :: View Organ (reedsoc.org))





10/5/21

390
Free to Good Home Mason & Hamlin Reed Organ

In need of some refurbishment.


Stop list:

Sub Bass
Diapason
Missing
Viola
Vox Humana

Missing
Seraphone
Vox Celeste
Melodia
Octave Coupler


Located in Formby.
Please contact Pat

30/4/21
389
SOLD Joseph Wallis Two Manual Reed Organ

Restored Joseph Wallis Harmonium. It was fitted some years ago with an electric pump.
It has a variety of stops and looks in good condition but hasn't been played for some time.

Stop list:

 Left:                                                                                 

UPPER MANUAL 

Basoon 8ft                   Dulcet 8ft

Diapason treble 8ft    Cor Anglais 8ft

LOWER MANUAL 

Clarion 4ft 

Bourdon 16ft     Clarinet?? 

Bass coupler  Diapason Bass 

Manual Coupler 


Right 

UPPER MANUAL 

Viol d'amour                Oboe 8ft

Principal  4ft                 Flute 4ft 


LOWER MANUAL

Fife 4ft 

Saliconial 8ft              Saxophone 16ft 

Viol d'amour 8ft        Treble Coupler

Also Forte and Vox humana stops 

Easy access for loading to a vehicle.

Offers over £100 - needs to be collected from Pocklington near York.






21/2/2021

388
Gone Clarabella Organ

If you want this whole - BE QUICK !

After many attempts to give the instrument away, sadly, we have decided to break it up and salvage any keys
or stops if anyone out there can make use of them. (which could be posted – cost to be arranged)










19/1/21

387
    
Still Looking For: Jenny Lind's Harmonium

See advert 376
 
 
 
 

Gone to Good Home Alexandre Harmonium

1920s Alexandre Père et Fils Harmonium with scale changer in working order.
A rare find. Missing a few small pieces of casing which could be easily replaced. Lid is partially loose.
Sadly selling due to move.

The depressed keys you can see the photos are part of how the scale changer works,
they are upright or depressed depending on the settings (how it was made)

Tuned to Concert Pitch A440.

Stops are:
forte, sourdine, voix humane, bourdon, basson, clairon, bourdon, cor anglais.

expression

flute, clarinette, fifre, hautbois, musette, voix celeste, harpe eolienne, tremolo, forte,

Dimensions are: width 130cm depth 80cm height 119cm.
Located in Nottingham. Easy access and some help with loading available.


26/11/20
386
Gone to Good Home Cornish Reed Organ

Late 19th/early 20th century harmonium/Reed organ to give away
to anyone prepared to arrange collection from Sutton Coldfield.

Fretwork on the front needs attention, but this does not affect its operation.
However, what needs doing to put it back into full playing condition is replacement
of the webbing straps which connect the pedals to the bellows, which are still in good condition.

Some of the timber would benefit from resurfacing to bring out its qualities.
The foot pedal coverings are worn, but probably original.

Note 6 octave keboard.
There are 18 stops and double knee-operated swell pedals.
Stop List:

Hautboy
Bass coupler
Sub bass
Principal
Diapason
Violina
Piano
Diapason forte
Viola
Vox Humana
Celeste
Flute
Clarionet
Treble coupler
Unknown (maybe Echo)
Piccolo
Melodia
Orchestra forte

Instruments with a 6 octave keyboard and nearly identical stop list appear in the Reed Organ Society database: number 350 dated 1904, 675, 1624 dated 1906, 2381 dated 1896 with very similar fretwork, 3496 dated 1899 with similar fretwork below keys,
 
This is a heavy item and will require proper safe loading into a suitable vehicle. Flat access from private driveway - no steps.

09/11/2020
385
GONE to Good Home Two Manual Reed Organ

Originally from Navestock Church.






Renovated by R F Stevens



Does play but the bellows need attention.





Must be collected from Corringham, Essex.



Stop List:

Bass Coupler
Principal 4’
Bourdon 16’
Celeste 8’
Gamba 8’
Diapason 8’
Diapason Bass 8’
Manual Coupler
Diapason Treble 8’
Vox Humana
MISSING
Melodia 8’
Oboe 8’
Dolce 8’
Clarionet 16’
Dulciana 8’
MISSING (probably Treble Coupler)






16/9/2020
384
Free to Good Home Regent Reed Organ

Currently residing in Combe Martin North Devon.
Has a brass plate with the legend Charles F Hocking, possibly the manufacturer or distributor.
Ten stops, two knee swells. It playes but I haven't looked inside to check the state of the bellows etc.
Has been treated for woodworm in the past, but has been left for a bit so wouldn't hurt to re treat.

Please contact Mike













10/9/2020
383
Free to Good Home Huge Clough & Warren Reed Organ

There is a large two manual 32-stop Clough and Warren with pipe top available free.

Please see this link (second picture down on the home page). http://www.friendsofsquarepianos.co.uk/



27/7/2020
382
Free to Good Home FIVE Reed Organs

Five old chapel harmoniums (American reed organs) in poor condition. To restore or use for parts.

Free to a good home. Buyer collects.



Please contact John and Sue Chope

Trellick Farm, Hartland, Bideford, Devon EX39 6DZ









27/7/2020
381
For Sale Burdett Reed Organ

£200 o.n.o.


Organ plays. No woodworm nor moth damage. Just needs sanding and
re-varnishing. Has serial number on front.

Stops:

Bass Coupler, Diapason 8, Euphone Echo 8, Cor Anglais 4, Dolce Corno 4, Vox Humana,
Celeste 8, Cremona 8, Echo Horn 8, Melodia 8, Treble Coupler




Located at Trimdon Grange Co Durham. TS29 6HF. Owner I can deliver for a £1 per mile.

Please contact Bill by email or on 07949493268 with offers.







8/3/20
380
Free to Good Home John W Reed Reed Organ

One of the straps on the right hand pedal has broken.
However the bellows do fill using the left pedal and sounds come out.
Hope someone might take it and restore it.
We are located in South Edinburgh which may help any interested party
decide whether it’s a practical proposition.
.

14 Stops:

Forte
Viola
Bourdon
Melodia
Diapason
Echo
Octave Coupler

Vox Humana

Octave Coupler
Dolce
Dulciana
Flute
Clarinette
Violetta


Please contact Nigel

06/2/20
379
Gone to Good Home Smith Reed Organ


Smith American Reed Organ serial number 130130 with lovely high top and mirror.
Refurbished to a good working order.



For collection or possibly delivery to somewhere within a sensible distance - from Bishops Waltham, Hampshire, SO322TZ.












31/1/20
378
Free to Good Home Bell Reed Organ  
 
14 stop reed organ available.  All working.

Viola                            4
Diapason                    8
Dolce                          4
Violetta                       2
Sub Bass                   16
Octave Coupler
Vox Humana
Forte
Cremona                  16
Euphone                   16
Echo                            8
Melodia                       8
Celeste                       8
Flute                            4

Comes with stool as illustrated.

New owner to collect
from Jaywick near Clacton-on-Sea, Essex.

Please email Alan for further details.   .






11/11/19
377
Looking for Jenny Lind's Harmonium   
 
The famous singer Jenny Lind had a six octave portable harmonium made by Theodore-Achille MÜLLER  42, rue de la Ville l'Evêque,  Paris.  It was given to Jenny Lind in 1849 by Salis Schwabe and bequeathed by Jenny Lind’s daughter, a Mrs Raymond Maude in 1935 to the Children’s Hospital in Norwich, which bears the name of Jenny Lind as she was the foundress in 1854 after playing some charity concerts in the city to raise the money. The Harmonium was received and apparently in pride of place in the hospital until at least 1975
when the Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital merged with the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital.

You can see a similar instrument below, hear it being played here on YouTube
and see some details at 
www.buser.org





The hospital would now like to trace the harmonium.  If you own it or know of its wherabouts please contact Richard   





376
Gone to Good Home Dominion Reed Organ  
 
Dominion organ & Piano Company reed organ made in Bownanville, Ontario, Canada. 
Sold by Robert Stather of Seven Sisters Road, Finsbury Park.
No idea of age but I think maybe 1900's. 
It is 22" deep by 75" high and 44" wide.  It is lovely and decorative but it needs some tlc
as it has been in my conservatory and the varnish has peeled off
and there is a bit of water staining on the stool and top.  The foot pump still works though and the piano keys. 
The stop knobs are: 
Diapason, Bassoon, Sub Bass, Bass Coupler, 1 Forte, one with a label missing (probably Vox Humana),
11 forte, Treble Coupler, Vox Angelica, Echo and Melodia.

Stool is included with the organ, but not the glass vases.









30/6/19
375
Free to Good Home Mason & Hamlin Reed Organ  
 
Mason and Hamlin small flat top organ, style 21. Free to anyone who will restore it.
The organ is obviously in need of restoration but it did play.
The action has now been lifted out but has not been messed with or dismantled further.
This video on YouTube demonstrates the organ’s lack of wind but does show that it is capable of playing.

https://youtu.be/Z8qQdvxwv4A


Stops:

Diapason (I think, the label is faded)

Viola

Vox Humana on/off

Flute

Melodia


Collection from Chorley, Lancashire, England.

Email Richard or text: 07725903135 (no reception at work but will reply in the evening)


8/6/19
374
SOLD Smith Reed Organ  
 
“VICTORIANA” Model by THE SMITH AMERICAN ORGAN & PIANO CO. of BOSTON, USA.
SER. NO: 125989      Small cased Chapel Organ.
Date: c.1890   Dimensions: 126 x 72 x 130
Single manual, with walnut case. Stops: 20. Reeds: 388.
Full working order, c/w music stand fret, twin candle stands.
Rebuilt by Cambridge Reed Organs in 1998 & subsequently serviced.
Stops from left:
Diapason Forte                       Flute 4
Vox Humana                            Kalophon 8
Octave Coupler                       Aeoline 8
Sub-Bass 16                           Violina 8
Bifara 2                                    Baritone 16
Gemshorn 2                            Flageolet 4
Principal Dolce 4                   Trumpet 8
Principal 4                               Musette 16
Diapason 8                             Principal Forte
Dulciana 8                               Solo Forte
Knee Levers – Left: Full Organ. Right: Swell.
Location: Hassocks, West Sussex.



24/4/19
373
SOLD Clough & Warren Reed Organ  
 
Clough and Warren Reed organ imported from Detroit, Michigan, USA.
This organ has been in the family for 3 generations. It was left to me, when my Great Auntie died.

The 16 stops from left to right consist of:-
Bass Coupler, Diapason, Cor Anglais, Viola, Dolce Viola, Sub Bass, Vox Humana,
Forte, Trumpet, Flute Dolce, Flute, Celeste, Clarone, Vox Angelet, Melodia, Treble Coupler.

The front includes brass candle stick holders that swivel on their mounts.
The organ all works fine, except the hessian straps that connect the pedals to the bellows have snapped, a simple fix.
In fact I have some old seatbelts to use as replacement for the hessian straps.
Just need to attach straps from the back of the organ with tacks/ staples.
There is a stool as well.

 For Sale at £200, cash on collection.







09/01/19
371
No Longer Available Clough & Warren Reed Organ  
 
Large Clough & Warren reed organ with Scribner resonator tubes giving it an unusually smooth and rounded tone, as patented by George Scribner in 1870 (US104653).   In good playing order and with minor modifications to iron out some idiosyncrasies in its original design, all of which could easily be reversed.  Casework still in need of further renovation, music stand badly damaged / incomplete.  Comes with hand blowing gear as well as working foot pedals and is "chapel style" with an ornate back panel designed to be seen.

19 stops in all:

Diapason 8  (with resonator tubes)
Cor Anglais 8 (= Diapason with tubes closed)
Octave coupler  (super octave for full keyboard)
Viola 4
Viola Dolce 4 (derived)
Sub Bass 16 (1 octave C-C)
Gamba 8    (separate soft 8ft set)
Gemshorn 2
Harp Eolian 2 (celeste)

Forte

Cremona 16
(derived)
Cello 16
Viol Etheria
 (separate soft 8ft set)
Flute Dolce 4
(derived)
Flute 4
Celeste 8
Vox Angelet ( was soft Celeste, now  Melodia with
tubes closed)
Melodia 8 (with resonator tubes)
Vox Humana (fan tremelo - working)

Plus Full Organ and Forte knee swells.

Approximate Dimensions:
Length: 1430 mm                Depth:  750 mm              Height (without music stand): 1300mm  
Note the depth is larger than some modern UK doorways - check your doorway widths and access route !

A rare opportunity to purchase a splendid insturment, almost the top of Clough & Warren's range.  See an online copy of their 1883 catalogue.      Similar to Case 5 and Action 13  with a few extras.

For sale at £180, cash on collection.

Located just North of Liverpool. Easy flat access and help available with loading.
Note the instrument is heavy - either bring a tail lift van or several strong friends.



6/1/19
370
Free to Good Home Doherty two manual Reed Organ  
 

Free to any who will collect from ALTON, Hampshire GU34 1HY
Doherty Organ, Clinton, Ontario . Two foot operated bellows. Two manual 20 Stops

Works but will need TLC and work to restore it. Has been in the garage for some years,
but dry and pest free.

Base unit only - no superstructure.

Heavy.
Has to go in the next couple of months as we are selling the house.

Please contact Mike

31/8/18
369
FREE to Good Home Mason & Hamlin Reed Organ  
 

Mason and Hamlin model 45 reed organ. 
Single manual reed organ in impressive resonant case,
also labelled Metzler & Co American organ. 


131cm wide, 60cm deep and101cm high. 

All stop labels and music rest present, stops are:
auto swell, 1 diapason, 2 viola, vox humana on and off (tremelo).
2 flute 1 melodia and euphonic solo. 

Pedals need attention and 2 keys stuck. 
FREE for urgent collection near kielder, north east england

Please contact Edith.










9/7/18
367
FREE to Good Home Wilcox & White Reed Organ  
 

Location: Redlands, California, USA 92399

Condition: Plays well, minor work on case needed

Stops:
Melodia, Viola,  Clariana, Principal Forte, Vox Humana
Diapason forte, Dulciana, Diapason, Vox Jubiletta

Contact: Gene Johnson Facebook Reed Organ Tech or email.



9/7/18
366
FREE to Good Home Dominion Reed Organ  


Made by the Dominion Organ and Piano Company ltd, Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada.
It is patented and Mouseproof!
Bought for me in the early 1970s from an antiques shop in Bath.
It plays, but could do with some restoration.
It has 12 stops:
Diapason, Piano, Viola, Dulcet, Bass Coupler, I Forte, Vox Humana,
II Forte, Treble Coupler, Vox Celeste, Echo and Melodia.
However 4 of the stop labels are missing and the II Forte doesn’t seem to be connected.
There are two knee swells.
Ideally I’m looking for someone to take it on and look after it for the next stage in its life. It is located in Nottingham.
Contact Mike or Catherine on 0115 9141007 or 07736 481295

09/07/18
365
For Sale  Worcester Reed Organ   

Manufactured in 1880s.

16 Stops

Violetta, Principal, Diapason, Vox Angelica, Forte, Sub Bass, Octave Coupler, Ophicleide
Vox Humana, Vox Celeste, Violincello, Principal Forte, Dulcet, Carabella, Flute, missing



There is also a top part which is currently sitting on the organ which you can't see with a large mirror in the centre and doors on both sides.

Located on the Isle of Man.
Offers to Sarah by email or anyone with questions can contact Dave on 07624 481958.



8/3/18
361
For Sale  Putnam Reed Organ   

1902 Putnam & Co Reed organ in very good condition with lovely embossed case.

two rows of reeds giving :


Bass Coupler
Diapason
Dulciana
Viola

Dolce

Echo
Celeste
Dulcet

Melodia
Treble Coupler.

Knee Swell, and Knee Full Organ

Good winding and working condition - one row of reeds permanently on but should be straightforward fix

Dimensions 113 cm high, 110cm wide, 58cm deep.

Located in Exeter, but could possibly deliver at cost of 50p per mile.  

Any reasonable offer considered.


Contact Paul by email or phone 07836 634071 for further details.

25 02 18
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