ORGAN - ANTIQUE PEDAL/PUMP/REED- CEDAR -1800's - TAYLOR AND FARLEY ORGAN COMPANY

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Seller: maggiemayprelovedstuff (91) 100%, Location: Cessnock, NSW, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 332888849560 ANTIQUE -- PEDAL/REED/PUMP -- ORGAN-- CEDAR TIMBER CABINET-- MID 1800's-- ALSO KNOW AS A HARMONIUM BUILT BY -- TAYLOR AND FARLEY ORGAN COMPANYWORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS, USA A great find for the music enthusiast or someone who just wants to have a piece of early history. This is a beautiful example of an early American mid1800 Pedal Organ. Making it over 160 years old! PAY ON PICK UP PREFERRED Cedar Timber Cabinet is in excellent condition and has been repolished (Exept for the piece below the keys which has been kept in original condition. -see photos) Inside Reeds are good condition and Felts have been restored. The belows did play but now need a bit of TLC to get them going again. Key are all original. stops work and can be pulled in and out. Just one sign is missing on one stop. PLEASE NOTE - THE FIGURINES (BUSTS OF COMPOSERS) ON THE ORGAN ARE NOT INCLUDED AND ARE FOR DISPLAY PURPOSES ONLY. SOMETHING ABOUT THE HISTORY OF THE PEDAL ORGAN and THE COMPANY Simeon Taylor and John A. Taylor went into partnership building melodeons as “Taylor & Farley” in 1855. Their factories were located in Worcester, Massachusetts, with warerooms in Rochester, NY. The firm was very successful and enjoyed substantial growth, adding organs and harmoniums to their product line by 1862. The firm was officially incorporated in 1870. After the turn of the 20th Century, the firm began to suffer as a result of the continued decline of the reed organ’s popularity in favor of the piano in Victorian society. The firm went out of business in about 1885. More portable than pipe organs, free-reed or pedal organs were widely used in smaller churches and in private homes in the 19th century, but their volume and tonal range were limited. They generally had one or sometimes two manuals, with pedal-boards being rare. The finer instruments had a wider range of tones, and the cabinets of those intended for churches and affluent homes were often excellent pieces of furniture. Condition: TIMBER, KEYS, REED and FELTS - GREAT CONDITION - SEE FURTHER DESCRIPTION FOR MORE DETAILS, STYLE OF ORGAN: REED, PEDAL ORGANS: EARLY ANTIQUE, Originating Region: North America, Original/Reproduction: Original, Era: 1800s, EARLY KEYBOARD INSTRUMENTS: PUMP ORGANS, BRAND: TAYLOR AND FARLEY ORGAN COMPANY

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