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A reed organ is old and not very clear in tone. But, it has the sound of the days of Little House on the Prairie. The old clap board white churches of America of 150 years ago have reed organs.
But, the reed organs of the old parlors had an impressive gallary standing up nearly to the ceiling. There, the crystal dishes from Ireland were on display. The mirror reflected the gas lights around the room.
The sound of a well restored reed organ is one of peace and warmth.
THE WHOLE SITE
Part Description: Part Number Price
Stop Knobs- Black enamel finish, without face
Straight- Each 451395A in graphic SH722 $ 7.85
Straight- Dozen 451395A in graphic SH722 $ 72.50
Beveled- Each 451395B in graphic SH723 $ 8.85
Beveled- Dozen 451395B in graphic SH723 $ 82.50
Celluloid, 7/8 inch diameter 451397 in the graphic
to see listing of knob faces.
Stop Knob Rods-
Try saying that in a hurry :-)
Black enamel, 1/2 inch diameter
7 inches long with shoulder
451396 in the graphic SH729 $ 4.90 ea.
Dozen- SH729 $ 36.00
Flap- Leather- Pair
2-1/4 inches wide by 14 inches long DA440 $ 16.80 / pair
2-3/4 inches wide by15 inches long DA441 $ 18.90 / pair
Reed Hook and Screwdriver-
Used to pull reeds from reed organs
451403 in the graphic no longer available
"T" Wooden Handle Reed Hook SS201 $ 10.00
For tuning pump organ reeds-- 451404 in graphic SH714 $ 17.85
Reed Organ Pallet Rods-
3/16 inch diameter by 5 1/4 inches long SH706 $ 1.00 ea.
100 rods SH706 $ 18.00
Organ Valve Springs- Spring loads the Pedal bellows
3 1/2" long 451313A in the graphic SH719-A $ 2.10 each
4 1/2" long 451313-B in the graphic SH719-B $ 2.10 each
Reed Organ Wood
Barrel Shaped Rollers
Used on old pump organs for the pedal webbing to travel on-- Pair SH701 $ 9.00
Reed Organ and Player Piano
Outward pressure-- If in doubt, replace them.
May come with ring attached to make installation easier.
8 lb. Thrust- 8" long- 451314 in the graphic SH8008 $ 16.75
6 lb. Thrust- 6" long- 451314 in the graphic SO206 $ 35.75
10 lb. Thrust- 12" long- 451314 in the graphic SO210 $ 43.95
20 lb. Thrust- 12" long- 451314 in the graphic SO220 $ 54.75
30 lb. Thrust- 12" long- 451314 in the graphic SO230 $ 55.95
Reed Organ and Player Piano Bellows
Inward pressure- 8 lb, 8" long- 451314 in the graphic SH0880 $ 11.90
Organ pedal webbing- 2 inches wide
Connects pedals to pumping bellows.
Used as hinges on bellows also-
Sometimes used to connect pedals to bellows. 451319 in the graphic above SH716 $ 2.00 / foot
Reed Organ Pedal Mats-- 6-1/2 inches
by 10-1/2 inches-- Rubber-- Pyramid grid
DA1055 $ 14.35 per pair
4 Inches by 10 inches Old Part Number as in graphic above 451408 SH607A $ 10.45 per pair
Reed Organ Sharps--
Humped Back-- 3-1/2 inches long DA433 $ 4.80 ea.
Reed Organ Punchings- - -3/8" diam., .050" thick, with 1/8" hole; per 100
1/2" Diam. .050" thick, with 1/8" hole; per 100 SH831 $ 13.25
Felt Strip - 150" long; .070" thick, 5/8" wide; red felt DA1439 $19.00
Twill tape - specify 3/8" wide or 5/8" wide; 5' piece DA675 $4.50
BELLOWS, AND RESERVOIR CLOTH
Used in Reed, Organs
GLUE, COATINGS, AND LUBRICANTS
ORGAVAC Reed Organ Vacuum Pumps
Price $ 405 plus shipping
Check valve for AR0-6: $70.00
Price $635 plus shipping
Check valve for ARO-16: $80.00
Lee Silent Reed Organ Suction Units
Our Lee Units completely eliminate tiresome foot pumping while at the same time improving the performance of almost any reed organ. These compact units are easily installed and need not alter the organ’s appearance. Sizes are available to efficiently power the small parlor organs and melodeons as well as the larger church types (Estey) with sub bass, tremolo and couplers.
They have sturdy reliable motors with specially designed aluminum fan assemblies made for these units. They are precision balanced and shock-mounted in insulated enclosures for vibration-free operation. Flanges, flexible duct, hardware and under-keyboard switch (wired into the unit) are all supplied, together with detailed instructions for installation. Everything you need is included.
If you want to be able to retain the option to pump the organ with your feet, then you need to also order the check valve. (Otherwise you will need to remove the bellows when you install the pump.)
shipments: We no longer ship these pumps to
A1127 Arndt Delron Flanges
Our flanges are available in four sizes 4”, 3”, 2 ½” for use with flexible duct and 1 ¼” for vacuum hose. All are supplied with gaskets. A reasonably-priced alternative to aluminum flanges In stock for same day shipment. SEND MAIL for prices
will NOT refund your customs cost on any pump
of the possibility of abuse to these units,
BOOKS ON REED ORGAN RESTORATION
RESTORING AND COLLECTING ANTIQUE REED ORGANS
By HORTON PRESLEY
A 310 page paperback that is a step-by-step guide to finding, repairing,
tuning, and restoring these priceless antiques. This book is currently out of print,
but we have a limited number of copies available. $45.00
-- PIANO TUNING
By J. CREE FISCHER
Paperback 5-1/4" x 8", 201 pages 17 lessons starting with notes on the
general construction of the piano, regulating and repairing, setting the
temperament, the study and practice of piano tuning, and also tuning
and repairing reed organs. Finally a lesson on Professional Hints. $ 17.50
THE REED ORGAN: ITS DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION
By H. F. Milne
This 168 page soft-bound book details a vast amount of information of how reed
organs are constructed. It is a practical guide for craftsmen with instructions for
making new reed organs and chapters included on tuning and voicing. This book
is out of print, but call or email for a link to a site where you can read it online.
Reed Organs Restored by our Customer
Restored by Thomas Becher
of Saarbruecken, Germany
appears that Thomas had to make
a bench and foot pedals for the organ.
Here is an amazing and impressive
conversion of an old Estey combo.
"You might be interested in seeing
my Estey organ which I have put
tegether. 3 manuals of Eastey and
2 of electronic."
Estey three manual and
Yamaha PSR 8000
Yamaha PSR 500 MIDI
ON/OFF THUMB PISTON Pivot points Swell
to Great MECHANICAL COUPLER MECHANISM.
3 TOE PISTONS AIR TRUNKING SNARE DRUM
& CYMBAL & Sustain TO EXT.SOURCE PEDAL WORK COUPLED
TO 1ST AND 2ND MANUALS 3 SWELL PEDALS AND MIDI’D
TO 5TH MANUAL FOR 1, 2, AND 5.
PLAYER PIANO PARTS AND TOOLS--
Many items are interchangeable with your reed organ.
LEATHER FOR MANY APPLICATIONS
Used in Player Pianos and Pump, or Reed, Organs
We buy old electric organ vacuum tubes SEND MAIL with number
on the side of your tubes. We will have them tested and let you know
which ones we will buy after you mail them to us. They must test
at least 85% good for us to buy them.
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OUR MENU OF PLAYER PIANO INSTRUCTION
68. Varmints, Lubrication of Player Pianos
69. Adjustment of Player Pianos
70. Bellows repair in Player Pianos
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