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EeeJay

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Harmoniums/Reed Organs...
« on: February 24, 2011, 04:46:53 PM »

The sort of things that are oft called melodeons t'other side of the pond... :|glug

Just found this website... vast heap of information, catalogues, links, all manner of things... 8)

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Re: Harmoniums/Reed Organs...
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2011, 08:50:37 AM »

reedorgans are quite common here,used a lot at dances the last 150 years or so.
]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCR47pUSEC4&feature=related[url][/url] for example.
you can find very nice ones through ads and they are quite easy ro repair too. many of them have a lot of registers,the best beeing the sub-basscoupler. i wish there were melodeons having this.
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Re: Harmoniums/Reed Organs...
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2011, 07:43:41 PM »

The sort of things that are oft called melodeons t'other side of the pond... :|glug

And indeed that can cause problems. For a Christmas present last year my very thoughtful son sent off to an antique book dealer for a melodeon instruction book published in 1853. Apparently the catalog showed this page:
     

but not this one:
     

Although it was not exactly what he had hoped for, the book has turned out to be a trove of information on what the melodeon player (on this side) had for amusement in 1853. Great book!
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Re: Harmoniums/Reed Organs...
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2011, 10:24:37 PM »

Fabulous Victorian relics, those harmoniums.
Being an avid antique collector with an authentic Victorian front parlour I have one, of course, fully working.
My son-in-law, not to be outdone acquired one ... and then got a second one which he stripped down to make a computer desk out of the cabinet  :o
So ... the innards are lying in his backyard covered in a blanket ... if anyone is interested in a restoration project  ::)

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Re: Harmoniums/Reed Organs...
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2011, 04:05:58 AM »

I have a pair of folding ones ... one Estey, one Yamaha ... if anyone's interested.

Kind regards,

Rod Wagoner
Tucson, AZ
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Re: Harmoniums/Reed Organs...
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2011, 08:29:48 AM »

I have one in the west midlands (UK) for which I no longer have space - free to a good home if you can collect it. Fully working (last time I played it) and in tune with itself.
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Re: Harmoniums/Reed Organs...
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2011, 05:33:00 PM »

Sometimes you just cannot help yourself. Latest addition to shelf. Note: am nearly sure it does NOT have Binci reeds  :D
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