Reed Organ picture bank
Following pictures of my collection of Finnish / Swedish made
reed organs are
freely in use.
T. Pilvinen.Tampere Semi-portable organ with 1 set of reeds
Helsinki Reed organ from 50's with 1 set of reeds
Swedish made organ from late 60's. 2 set's of reeds. Octave coupler
Pulkkila. Brother's Pulkkila, Tampere. Organ with 1 set of reeds
Urkutehdas. Kangasala Organ Factory, Kangasala. 2½ set of
reeds Bass/Treble coupler. Picture
when lid is closed.
Urkutehdas Matkaharmooni. Folding organ by Kangasala Organ Factory.
1 set of reeds.
& Kumppanit, Nummela. Hedén & Co. Nummela. 1½
set of reeds Bass/Treble coupler manufactured 1923. Picture
Fazer, Helsinki. 3½ set of
reeds. Subbass 16' +
8' Melodia + 8' Schalmei + 4' Flute + 2' Oktavzimbel
Eino Tiainen, Uukuniemi. 2 set of
reeds. Small organ.
Mannborg ünd Lindholm. Brothers
Repairs and restoration
Following pictures of organs that I have repaired and returned
back into use. My aim is to return organs back into use not make those
like new from outside. Materials inside are as close to original as
possible. Hot Glue used in all possible places to ensure that future
repairs are possible. My motto is " Let the years show"
Estey from WWII. Used by Finnish army
and sold in auction after war. Some parts were missing. Partly painted
by request of owner.
Foley & Williams Style
3. Serial number 2887 from year 1914.
R.F.Stevens folding organ. Not
sure about the manufaturer, no information inside. 1
set of reeds. Locking mechanism modified because it was removed. Picture when folded.
Westminster. 1 set of reeds.
Lindholm folding organ. 2 set of
reed 8' and 4'. No serial number found.
Bilhorn, sold by John Bateman.
Serial number 42013 and date inside 07-05-04
Bilhorn Style H. Serial number
28618. 2 set of reeds 8' + F-E 4' F-G 8'. Tuned to 440Hz, second set of
8' 441Hz. Picture of lid
and Bilhorn Logo Style H
Mannborg 1925. Serial number 41343.
Case left as is due to request by previous owner. Inside bellows.
Mannborg 1927 Serial number
45241 Inside bellows you can
find all kind of information about age. In all Mannborg organs there
has been newspaper inside bellows. Fresh
bellows ready for use.
Mannborg 1931 Serial
50134. This organ came in plastic bag.
It was missing parts from bellows,
folding mechanism, front decoration and lid
Mannborg 1935. Serial number
51202. Organ can be found also at Gellerman database
Scherlock Manning. Original
documentation shows that organ was sold 16.10.1950 2 set of reeds
Tuning bench for folding
organs. Powered by Peterson 490-ST tuner Manometer has been
replaced with Dwyer Magnehelic gauge.
made bigger tuning bench with Home made Atmel processor
controlled blower. More detailed information coming soon.
Music sample. Traditional folk music from Kaustinen played with to
portable organs. On the right is Lindholm organ with 2 set of reeds.
playing style that is called "tämmääminen" . On the left
is Mannborg 1925.
Yrjö T. Pilvinen. 2 set of reeds. ( Can be seen on video )
More to come....Collection of pictures of folding reed organs that I
back into use. ( Mannborg, Bilhorn, Estey, Noname ) . If you want to
have more detailed pictures, please ask via ROS mailing list and I'll
add pictures for download and send a link.
About reed organs.
Currently in my collection is over 30pcs of organs. Oldest is a
1853-54 J.P. Schiedmayer serial number 62. Then there is Mannborg,
Hofberg, Mayer, Manning, Needham Little Beauty, Bilhorn Style V,
and couple other organs without name. Some of these organs are waiting
inspiration and parts mainly those are in playable condition and yes,
are played almost every week.
Latest area of intrest is electric organs that are made in Finland.
Here is a sound sample recorded in my garage. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maDT2B6WJEc
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