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For Sale Mason & Hamlin Reed Organ 

Mason & Hamlin   Parlour Reed organ  C 1866    
In  excellent playing order & in tune.
Lamp on top is not included in sale. It is not a high top and ends with the top of the music desk.  

Stops :  Bass Coupler  :  Sub Bass16 :  Diapason  8   :  Diapason /  Melodia forte : Clarinet forte :  Vox Humana : 
Vox Angelica 8  : Celeste  8 ;   Melodia 8   ;  Clarinet  8  treble coupler.    

It is quite heavy but located on ground floor easy access.
 £50    Needs to be collected from Caithness  Scotland (Wick area )  Can help with loading. 
Please contact John




15/6/24
437
Free to Good Home Wm Rolfe Reed Organ / Harmonium

 Easton Church in Suffolk offers their Wm Rolfe single manual harmonium free to an enthusiast for restoration, though a small donation to church funds would be appreciated. Can deliver a reasonable distance free, but a cup of tea for the driver would be appreciated!  See photos.
Please contact Colin or Jane

           

25/5/24
436
Free to Good Home Estey Reed Organ

  Beautiful instrument in need of restoration. Still sounds but has a leak somewhere or problem with the bellows so not currently playable.

I salvaged this many years ago when an acquaintance was throwing it out. It was to be a retirement project, but I am moving and no longer have the workshop space required.

It has been stored in my house or in a dry garage since I acquired it. It would be a tragedy to dump it but I will have no option. I hope someone looking for a project could take it on.

Buyer to collect from near Chippenham, Wiltshire, ideally before August 2024.  Please contact Neil

               



25/5/24
435
Free to Good Home Bridgeport Reed Organ

 Bridgeport Company organ from circa 1900+/- in need of some TLC and free to a good home.

Been in the family for around 30 years, but has to go due to downsizing.

16 Stops: Diapason, Dulcet, Principal, Hautboy, Octaave Coupler, Sub Bass,
Principal Forte, Diapason Forte, Vox Humana,
Violina, Flute, Celeste, Celestina, ???, Echo, Diapason

In OK condition but would need some refurbishment to reliably play again.

Situated in Birmingham, UK - new owner to collect asap.

Please contact Samm

           




15/5/24
434
For Sale Bell Reed Organ

W. Bell & Co. Reed organ with ornate fretwork casing  and removeable decorative pipes. 
Plays but requires constant pedalling which seems to indicate that the bellows / valves need attention.
Pedal springs have been replaced recently and dust cleaned out.


 Stool included.

12 stops:
Viola
4, Diapason 8, Dulcet 8, Sub Bass 16, Bass Coupler, Vox Humana,
Forte, Treble Coupler, Vox Angelica 4, Dulcet 8, Melodia 8, Flute 4

Dimensions: width  50", depth 23", height 70" with pipes, 46" without pipes

Located at Wrentham, Suffolk.  £20 + delivery, prefer buyer to collect if possible.


Please contact Edward














5/5/24
433
NEW - Free to Good Home Trayser Two Manual Harmonium

Ph J Trayser two manual pump/reed organ. Was in use until fairly recently in a local church. Currently near Lyness, Hoy, Orkney. We can probably transport to a carrier in the Orkney mainland and give advice on possible couriers.

Free - buyer collects. Needs to go asap.


Please contact Jane






19/4/24
432
URGENT - Free to Good Home Hillier Reed Organ

Hillier Organ. reedless and in need of restoration.
It was given to us quite a few years ago.
We have no use for it but would prefer not to dispose of it.
Free to a good home for restoration, parts and spares.

This appears to be a pressure instrument and therefore
will need screwed down reeds similar to a French harmonium - this is not guaranteed.

New owner to collect from London N10 Muswell Hill

Please contact Simone





12/4/24
431
NEW - Free to Good Home University Reed Organ 
Spencer University organ serial number 6563.  In working order, so far as I can tell. It is no longer required by the local church.
It is free but must be collected. A donation for the church would be appreciated.
The item is located in Fortrose on the Black Isle in the Highlands. Contact Bruce by email or on mobile number 07717114322

The blower is a B. O. B. Unit and there are 17 stops:
Bass coupler
Sub bass
Viola
Viola dolce
Diapason
Dulciana
Gamba
Bourdon
Forte. II
Vox humania (I like the spinning paddle)
Forte I
Clarinet
Cremona
Melodia
Diapason
Flute
Treble coupler


     



18/3/24
430
NEW - For Sale Dale Forty & Co Reed Organ 
A lovely looking harmonium for Sale -  Dale, Forty & Co Ltd.

I believe this is an American harmonium.

Some repairs were done in 2011, but not sure of exact details as it was arranged by my late father, so that he could play it.
I can’t be sure how well it plays, but have been able to get some sound from using the pedals.
 A couple of the black keys has some damage and some discolouring on the white keys.

One of the side handles was removed to fit into the space it currently resides in.  This has been kept safe.

Length: 114cm (without side handles)     Height: 106cm     Depth: 48cm

 Stops: Bass Coupler, Sub Bass 16ft, Dulcet Bass 8ft, Diapason BAss, Vox Humana, Diapason Treble, Dulcet Treble 8ft, Treble Coupler

Collection from Harlow, Essex

 £50 ono.
 
If you are interested, please contact Tanya for further information

                


18/3/24
429
428
Sold Packard Reed Organ 

This antique organ was built in Fort Worth, Ind. USA in the late 1800’s.
It has been in the family for over 100 years but due to downsizing we can no longer keep it.
It has been tuned and is in full working order.

The organ has 13 stops as follows
Delicato 4ft
Celeste 8 ft
Flute 4 ft
Melodia 8 ft
Dulcet Treble 8 ft
Cello 16 ft
Vox Humana
Dulcet Bass 8 ft
Diapason 8 ft
Violina 4ft
Viola 4 ft
Octave coupler
Sub Bass 16 ft

I
It is at Godmanchester near Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire..
 


             


1/3/24
427
GONE to Good Home Crane Reed Organ 

The organ is in generally good order. The bellows work well as do the knee paddles and all the stops appear to be functioning.

11 stops for:
Bass Coupler
Viola 4ft
Diapason 8ft
Piano 8ft
Diapason Forte
Vox Jubilante
Viola Forte         
Dolce 8ft
Principal 8ft
Vox Angelica 8ft 
Treble Coupler       

Length: 118cm (125cm including side handles)
Height: 115cm
Depth at widest point: 57cm 
        
Free for collection from Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset (level access from private driveway - no steps)



   



29/2/24
426



NEW - For Sale Alexandre Two Manual Harmonium

2 Manual Alexandre et Fils harmonium in need of repair.
A fine instrument that would be an excellent restoration project.
Some aesthetic wear and tear.
Regulation of upper manual and Expression stop in need of repair.
Wind system in good order. Some reeds in need of tuning.
I bought it for £400 but do not have the space to keep the instrument anymore.
Willing to negotiate the price of the instrument.

Located in Nowrich. Buyer will need to collect.

Please contact Daniel






12/2/2024
425
NEW - For Sale Alexandre Portable Harmonium

A portable reed organ, made Alexandre Pere et Fils in around 1890 S/N 35267

Polished hardwood (rosewood?) case.

In working condition - except for one note.

Height 82cm x Length 102cm x 37cm depth.

Two sturdy carrying handle on the ends.


Collection from Knaresborough, North Yorkshire though delivery may be possible.

£50 ono.

Please contact Ian





5/2/2024
424
GONE - Free to Good Home Mason & Hamlin Reed Organ 

Mason and Hamlin reed organ free to a good home.
The Bellows are Ok, but it will need a clean and some restoration.
Stop list: 1 Forte, Octave Coupler, Sub Bass, Viola Dolce, 1 Diapason, 2 Viola, Clarinet, Voix Celeste,
Seraphone, Wald Flute, 2 Flute, 1 Melodia,  Flute Dolce, Dolce ????, Vox Humana, 2 Forte


It is held in Wellington Somerset, and will have to go to the local recycling centre in the next few weeks if not wanted.


.

4/2/2024
423
Sold Portable Reed Organ 

A portable reed organ, made or sold by Riley’s of Constitution Hill, Birmingham. 
There is a brass cartouche stating that the organ was presented to Rev E Baxendell in 1907.
It is in good condition with good wind and volume and has been in regular use
throughout my 15 year ownership. The organ collapses down to a very convenient size 
for transportation and storage. 40” long x 15” deep x 32.5” tall (21” tall when collapsed).

Stops are….

Bass Coupler
Principal 4ft

Voix Celeste 8ft
Treble Coupler

A video of this organ being played is available on YouTube

 Collection from Whittle-le-woods, Chorley, Lancashire. 

£250 ovno.




16/12/23
422
Free to Good Home Alexandre Harmonium 

Alexandre et Fils harmonium, awarded medal of honour in Paris exhibition in 1855.
The standard four sets of reeds plus the bonuses of the 16ft Musette and celeste in the treble
and the "percussion". action giving much faster attack on reed set 1.
In need of cleaning and renovation, came from a Nottinghamshire Methodist Chapel
but hasn't been played since 1990s

Stops:
Forte (3 & 4)
Forte
4 Basson
3 Clarion
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 & 4)

To be collected from Grantham, Lincs area

Please contact Sue




16/11/23
421
Free to Good Home Malcolm Reed Organ 



Neat 10 stop Malcolm organ with high back and two mirrors.
This organ has been in the family for at least four generations but times move on
and needing to downsize would prefer to pass on to someone rather than skip it.

It hasn't been played for a long time so may only be suitable for a rebuild project or spares.


Free, but you would need to collect from Peterborough, Cambs

Music books seen on the organ may also be available.



If interested, please email.






21/10/23
420
GONE to Good Home Karn Reed Organ 



Free to good home DW Karn & Co Reed Organ

This DW Karn & Co reed organ came with our house so we don't have history on it. 
It generally looks to be in good condition and plays,
but requires constant peddling and may need servicing/some level of restoration.

Stop list: Bass Coupler, Diapason 8, Viola 4, Piano 8, Diapason Forte, Vox Jubilante,
Viola Forte, Dolce 8, Vox Angelica 8, Principal 8, Treble Coupler

plus the usual two knee swells






16/10/23
419
For Sale Bauer Harmonium 



Compact harmonium ideal for the smaller modern home.



Needs no batteries or mains power, just pedal and the music will flow.

Please contact Jacqueline


14/10/23
418
GONE to good home Mason & Hamlin Reed Organ

1880's (I guess?) Mason & Hamlin Reed Organ.
Bellows good and in general seems to be working well.
Some of the 'Sub Bass' notes don't play but no idea if it's just full of dust or if some reeds are broken/missing.
Stops for- Forte Dia. Mel.
                 Sub Bass
                 Viola Dolce.
                 Diapason
                 Viola
                 Tremulant
                 Seraphone
                 Melodia
                 Vox Celeste
                 Octave coupler
                 Forte Vio. Ser.
Also knee paddles for Swell & Full Organ.

Not used in years so going to need a good clean inside and out, hoping someone will give this a new home and it can get played as it was intended to be!

Free to good home, but new owner collects from Oswestry (North Shropshire).





11/10/23


417
GONE to good home Bell Reed Organ

1885 Bell Reed Organ (Harmonium) for sale - free to good home. 
Professionally restored in 2004 and everything in full working order.






Stop List:
Viola 4ft, Diapason 8ft, Dulcet 8ft, Bourdon Bass 16ft, Bass Coupler, Vox Humana

Forte, Treble Coupler, Cremona 16ft, Euphone 16ft, Dulciana 8ft, Melodia 8ft, Vox Angelica 4ft, Flute 4 ft
Plus the usual two knee levels for Full Organ and Swell (Forte).

A nice domestic organ with the bonus of three full sets of reeds (16, 8 and 4 ft).





5/9/23..
416
GONE to good homes Two Reed Organs

Organ 1: Robert Stather brand. In full working order. Pedal/ pump action. Stool included.




Organ 2: Malcolm Organs brand. In full working order. Pedal/ pump action.
Worn fabric on the pedals and there is some damage to the reverse
although this doesn't affect the sound or playing of the instrument.

If you can collect them, they're yours!  (No extra costs)

Location is Ramsgate in Kent.





31/8/23
415
For Sale Bell Reed Organ

W. Bell & Co. Reed organ with ornate fretwork casing  and removeable decorative pipes. 
Plays but requires constant pedalling which seems to indicate that the bellows / valves need attention.
Pedal springs have been replaced recently and dust cleaned out.


 Stool included.

12 stops:
Viola
4, Diapason 8, Dulcet 8, Sub Bass 16, Bass Coupler, Vox Humana,
Forte, Treble Coupler, Vox Angelica 4, Dulcet 8, Melodia 8, Flute 4

Dimensions: width  50", depth 23", height 70" with pipes, 46" without pipes

Located at Wrentham, Suffolk.  £100 + delivery, prefer buyer to collect if possible.


Please contact Edward














8/8/23
414
For Sale Smith American Reed Organ

in working order and has had a little restoration work done to the material parts.Thought to date from about 1895.
Now mounted on a trolley to make it easier to move around. It is a bit dusty at the moment but polishes up well.
Stop List:

Principal Dolce
Diapason Forte
Bass Coupler
Principal
Diapason
Vox Humana
missing
Kalophon
Treble Coupler
Melodia
Principal Forte

Price £150 or very near offer.

Buyer to collect Waterlooville ( near Portsmouth).

Please contact Jane




2/8/23
413
Free to Good Home Hillier Reed Organ

Hillier Organ. reedless and in need of restoration.
It was given to us quite a few years ago.
We have no use for it but would prefer not to dispose of it.
Free to a good home for restoration, parts and spares.

This appears to be a pressure instrument and therefore
will need screwed down reeds similar to a French harmonium - this is not guaranteed.

New owner to collect from London N10 Muswell Hill

Please contact Simone





17/5/23
411
Free to Good Home Hinkel Reed Organ



Free to collect, this harmonium / pump organ: Ernst Hinkel Harmoniumfabrik, Hof Ulm (Germany)

For stop list see photos
Needs some repairs

Gilles de Wildt
Located in Northfield, Birmingham

Please contach Gilles de Wildt  



22/3/23
410

409
For Sale Trayser 2M Harmonium & Harmonium Parts


Two manual Trayser harmonium made for the english market looking for a new home due to downsizing. It spent the vast majority of its life in a large country house in ideal conditions. Bellows and feeders are in excellent condition. Only £350......Located in Ross-on-WyeHerefordshire near the Welsh borders.
Large and handsome case,


Also several complete French reed pans from large alexandres

Please contact Robert

13/2/23
408
Free to Good Home Reed Organ with Pipe Top


Nice looking organ with a few more stops than the usual domestic instruments and the added attraction of a Pipe Top.

No charge, just collect from Herne Hill London SE 24

Please contact Elizabeth.



22/9/22
407
No longer available Pressure Reeds 

406
No longer available  Suction Reeds 

405
GONE to Good Home Bell Reed Organ 


Fully working - restored about 23 years ago, although outer casing is showing its age a bit.
Originally from Westminster Baptist Church, London.

15 stops -

Viola 4Ft
Diapason 8Ft
Dulcet 8Ft
Violetta 2Ft
Bourdon Bass 16Ft
Octave Coupler
Vox Humana
Forte
Cremona 16Ft
Euphone 16Ft
Echo 8Ft
Celeste 8Ft
Dulciana 8Ft
Melodia 8Ft
Flute 4Ft




20/6/22
404
GONE to Good Home Bell Reed Organ 


Acquired this single manual Reed organ 25 years ago. In working order.
Stops: Diapason 8ft, Dulcet 8ft, Sub bass 16ft, BassCoupler, Vox Humana,
Forte, Treble coupler, Echo 8ft, Celeste 8ft, Dulciana 8ft, Melodia 8ft.

Location: Accrington, Lancashire


5/5/22
403
GONE to Good Home Estey Reed Organ 


Estey Organ Co. Brattleboro VT. USA
Five octave reed organ;
Fourteen stops: Bass Coupler; Bourdon 16ft; Melodia 8ft; Dolce 8ft; Viola 4ft; Viola Dolce 4ft;
I Forte; Vox Humana; II Forte; Flute 4ft; Dulciana 8ft; Diapason 8ft; Clarionet 16ft; Treble Coupler
Good working order. A nice instrument with three complete reed sets, a step above the usual domestic reed organ.

Outside dimensions:
Height 136cms
Width 100cms
Depth 70cms


Complete with proper sloping top stool, intact candle holders
and with an ornate wood "chapel back" reflecting its former role in a Methodist Chapel.
Domestic organs lacked this as they were designed to go against a wall.

New owner to collect from Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 0AT





















30/4/22
402
Free to Good Home Bell Reed Organ 


Bell organ & piano Company Ltd. American style reed organ.
Belonged to my grandparents. Bought by them about 100 years ago (early 1920s).
In need of restoration, but all but two notes still play.
I have had it for nearly 40 years and have never got round to doing anything with it
other than very rarely playing it badly.
Stops: Diapason 8, Dulcet 8, Bass Coupler (label missing), Vox Humana, Forte,
Treble Coupler, Echo 8, Celeste 8, Dulciana 8, Melodia 8





If anyone is interested and can collect it, then it is yours.

Location; village just outside Thetford, Norfolk.




Contact Morag






15/2/22
400
For Sale Story and Clark Reed Organ 

Story & Clark pump organ, c. late 19th century with tall, decorative wooden back with central mirror.

Manufactured in USA

THIS ORGAN IS BEING SOLD AS IS.

The organ plays and pedals appear to work, however we cannot guarantee that it is all working correctly. It is in a used condition with minor scratches and chips throughout the finish.


Can provide more detailed images if required.

IT IS BEING OFFERED FOR COLLECTION ONLY- In certain instances we could assist buyer with delivery if possible.

Located In Scunthorpe

Enquiries and offers welcome. Send to Dave


15/2/22
399
For Sale Debain Harmonium 

Large Debain harmonium circa 1880 in need of restoration. Wadding and various controls all look good,
no apparent splits on the reed pan. Reeds and internal mechanism in good condition.
Oak case in fair condition. Wind system needs total restoration, feeders require releathering.
Unable to test reservoir but looks good. Keys with very good ivory but require a major clean. A
fter a random inspection of leather pallets, all seem fine. Pitch around A447 with transopsing keyboard.

Looks to be 6 sets of reeds in the treble and five in the bass - check with seller.

Located in Windsor, Berks. Buyer collects.

Enquiries and offers to Luke


31/1/22

398
Wanted Pressure Harmonium


Looking for French pressure instrument, ideally Mustel, Alexandre, Debain, or Schiedmayer. No complete restoration projects please, but I would be happy with an instrument that needed minor love and care. No suction organs - already in possession of two.

Please contact Daniel

19/1/22
397
GONE to Good Home Estey Reed Organ



Apparently in working order but it would probably benefit from a clean and polish.
Complete with proper sloped top stool.
If anyone is interested and can collect it from Didcot in Oxfordshire, it is yours.


Stop List:

Sub Bass
Melodia
Dolce
Viola
I Forte
Vox Humana
II Forte
Vox Jubilante
Dulciana
Diapason
Harmonique (octave coupler)



5/11/21
396
GONE 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





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
Sold 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







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
Gone 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.



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.

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