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“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
Wanted Small Pressure Harmonium
Looking for small, portable, one to two stops (1-1/2 fine too!), wind pressure harmonium/reed organ.
Not interested in suction types and folding suitcase/box types (unless it's a windpressure harmonium!).
Will consider any condition.
Belgrade, Serbia based buyer will have it moved by an international shipping company.
Send offers with photos to Adrian
Sold Schoninger Reed Organ with Bells
An 1890’s Schoninger American reed Organ in an American Walnut case.
It has 2 ranks of reeds, tremulant, sub base in last octave, coupler, and a set of bells.
The organ was made around 1890 and all the medals and paperwork are intact.
This is the only organ of this make with the set of bells.
The case is in need of some love where sections of decoration
have come unstuck over time, but all the pieces have been kept.
£100 or free to a proven good home.
Currently homed in Leigh-on Sea Essex. Collection only
Sold Schiedmayer Harmonium
Large Schiedmayer harmonium, labelled ‘Rushworth and Dreaper’ externally,
but ‘J & P Schiedmayer internally.
Magnificent burr walnut case and tuned to concert pitch.
Powerful basses and well-differentiated tone colours.
The extra pedale basse adds wonderful extra grunt to the fat FF chords in the Rossini Petite Messe
All working nicely, and had had a very easy life. Forced downsizing means she needs a good new home.
Sourdine basse, Dolce, Pedale basse (Dawes in reverse – plays extra 16’ on lowest l.h.note), Forte
4 basson, 3 clairon, 2 bourdon, 1 cor anglais Expression Percussion 1 flute 2clarionette 3 flageolet 4 hautbois
Melodie Cremona(Dawes) Cremona voix celeste musette
Located in Herefordshire
GONE to Good Home Sterling Reed Organ
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.
SOLD Alexandre Harmonium
Alexandre Harmonium dated c.1865 but has presentation plaque dated 1872
Stop list: Forte 3 et 4; Forte; 4 Basson; 3 Clairon; 2 Bourdon; 1 Percussion ou Cor Anglais;
Grand jeu; Expression; 1 Percussion ou Flute; 2 Clarinette; 3 Fifre; 4 Hautbois;
5 Musette; Celeste; Forte; Forte 3 et 4.
All in working order, but top of case has historic blemishes (see photo).
Woodworm in case was treated 20 years ago.
Dimensions: w 130cm, d 68cm, h 100cm (lid shut).
Heavy item - buyer to collect. Location: Loftus, Saltburn by the Sea.
Price £325 cash on collection please.
SOLD Three Manual & Pedal Reed Organ
Spencer University Organ, built July 1914. Restored in 1998 (Huivenaar) and 2008 (Porthan)
Manual C–c4 (61 notes), Pedal C–f1 (30 notes), 10 sets of reeds
Solo (III): Seraphone 8', Cremona 8', Violetta 4', Clarinet 16', Forte, Tremolo
Swell (II): Salicional 8', Voix Celeste 8', Oboe 8', Flute 4’, Vox Humana, Forte
Great (I): Diapason 8', Flute d'Amour 8', Principal 4', Trombone 16', Forte
Pedal: Sub Bass 16', Bourdon 16'
Great to Pedal, Swell to Great, Bass Coupler, Treble Coupler
Tutti, Swell II/I, and Swell III
(width = 146 cm, height = 143 cm, depth = 75 cm without pedal board)
Estey Reed Organ in good working condition which nobody in the house plays
and which is taking up space that I want to reclaim. It appears to be either an
Estey Philharmonic or Estey Church Organ. Although it has foot pedals,
it is powered by a working electric fan in a wooden enclosure
which is connected by a flexible 4 inch diameter hose to the organ.
There are 13 different stops and a knee operated lever, which increases the volume.
Width = 130cms
Height = 133cms
Depth = 82cms
The stops are listed from left to right on the instrument as follows:
Aeolian Harp 2
Swell to Great
The organ is located in South Worcestershire, near Jct 2 of M50 motorway.
I am happy to give this organ to a collector who must arrange collection and removal.
If interested, please email Reg:
For Sale Cornish Reed Organ
A working but rather battered harmonium that I hope will give another family as much fun as it has given us.
We are in South Wales, in Swansea. The harmonium came from New York and has the date 1860 inside.
It was the chapel instrument at our local place of worship until it sadly closed twenty years ago.
I rescued it and we have all thoroughly enjoyed playing it, but it is simply taking up too much room now.
Please contact: Tracey
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.
|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
SOLD 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.
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
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.
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