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Folding Organ, Style JJ, #403256
Estey Organ Company
Manufactured in 1916
Estey advertised this folding reed organ as “a treasure for missionaries or traveling singers” and “easily transported and always adequate.”
- Oak case
- Collapses into a compact carrying case (33” L x 14”W x 12”H)
- Leather carrying handles
Manual 4 octaves, C compass
Keys 49 keys
Air Source 2 pedal blowers
Stops no stops
Reed Synopsis 49 reeds
Knee Lever right knee swell
- Some of the first music heard by settlers in the American West was played on an organ like this one.
- During World War 1, Estey folding organs were used by U.S. Army chaplains.
- Gift of Ed and Judy Johnston (archive says Jeanne Cole)
Source: sign, database, np tour, Gellerman, waring
Do we know anything of the history of this particular organ?