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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 being played here on YouTube
The hospital would now like to trace the harmonium. If you own it or know of its wherabouts please contact Richard
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.
New 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.
Diapason (I think, the label is faded)
Vox Humana on/off
Collection from Chorley, Lancashire, England.
Email Richard or text: 07725903135 (no reception at work but will reply in the evening)
“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.
For further details, request photographs etc., e-mail Derek
No Longer Available Apollo 2MP Reed Organ
Rushworth & Dreaper Apollo no. 1332 ca.1936. Instrument has integral Mecvent blower, balanced swell pedal.
In playing order but does need restoration work to Swell suction regulator, key action and pedalboard.
Is in regular use for practice and enjoyment but work commitments mean I don't have time to commit to restoring it.
Blower motor has been rewound and new run capacitor fitted.
This is potentially a really nice example evoking a classic English cathedral organ.
Great: Violone 16, Open Diapason 8, Clarabella 8, Dulciana 8 (from Clarabella), Principal 4
Swell: Bourdon 16, Gamba 8, Flute 4, Oboe 8, Tremulant
Pedal: Open Diapason 16, Subbass 16 (two separate sets of reeds)
Couplers: Swell Octave, Swell to Great, Swell to Pedal, Great to Pedal
Balanced swell pedal, two combination levers each to Swell and Great.
Ten sets of reeds.
NEW For Sale 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.
Collection from Hexham, Northumberland
Contact Wilf for details
NEW For Sale 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 Dolce 4 (derived)
Sub Bass 16 (1 octave C-C)
Gamba 8 (separate soft 8ft set)
Harp Eolian 2 (celeste)
Cremona 16 (derived)
Viol Etheria (separate soft 8ft set)
Flute Dolce 4 (derived)
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.
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.
Please contact Chris with offers or for further details
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.
Has to go in the next couple of months as we are selling the house.
Please contact Mike
GONE to Good Home Cramer Harmonium
New home required for a Cramer (London) Harmonium.
45 inches wide, 39 inches high, 21 inches deep.
About 50% of the stops work, so would require renovation.
Stops with labels are (S) Sourdine, (2) Bourdon, Petite Expression, (G) Grand Jeu, (E) Expression, (2) Clarinette
Would have to collect, with help, as it is heavy, and you would have to come down three steps.
Currently in South East London. UK
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.
Location: Redlands, California, USA 92399
Condition: Plays well, minor work on case needed
Melodia, Viola, Clariana, Principal Forte, Vox Humana
Diapason forte, Dulciana, Diapason, Vox Jubiletta
Contact: Gene Johnson Facebook Reed Organ Tech or email.
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
Gone to Good Home Bell Reed Organ
Manufactured in 1880s.
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.
1902 Putnam & Co Reed organ in very good condition with lovely embossed case.
two rows of reeds giving :
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
SOLD Karn Reed Organ
Organ made by Karn of Woodstock Canada.
Some of the stops are sticking and one of the pedals is not working,
so in need of some loving care.
Has been in the family since 1938 when it was purchased by my grandfather.
The organ has the following stops;
Diapason 8 Principle 8
Piano 8 Dolce 8
Viola 4 Flute 4
Viol D’amor 4 Welde Flute 4
Contra bass 16 Violonalla 16
Gamba 16 Cremona 16
Highland Fife 2 Coupler
Any offers considered.
Presently located in Wigton, Cumbria
08 02 18
For Sale a Doherty Cinderella Organ circa 1900.
Supplied by Crane & Sons Liverpool.
See online catalogue at this link
Ornate cabinet in walnut.
The stops are......
Bass.. Diapason, Dulciana (Soft), Principle Forte, Bass Coupler.
Treble.. Diapason, Dulciana (Soft), Vox Celeste, Vox Angelica (Soft), Diapason Forte, Treble Coupler and Vox Humana
Bit of trim missing between the pedals.
Located in Stockport Cheshire.
An American reed organ by Estey of Vermont which has been restored by our late father.
However as we have no knowledge of the workings of the organ, we are unsure whether it still requires some work.
Measurements are 44” long, 42” high, 21” deep.
Probably circa 1900
With ten stops and in a walnut case.
Collection from near Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire
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