FS: Aeolian Orchestral Player Organ
By Skip Halverson
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We have an Aeolian Orchestral player pump organ (#1651) that has been
in the family for about 40 years. It is located in Portland, Oregon,
in my father's house. He is getting on in years and wants me to try to
find a new home for it. I played it many times when I was a pre-teen.
It was restored in the late 50's but it hasn't been played since us
kids moved out in the early 1970s. One of the decorative carved front
panels was shattered but the parts have been reassembled.
I recently played it again. 30+ years is a lot of time between
playings but it still played away. The bellows are leaking so it took
more pumping than I remembered. I have searched some about value at
http://www.reedorgans.co.uk/ but I have no idea what this instrument
might be worth. The finish is in excellent shape for a one hundred
year old wooden antique. There are over 60 rolls that go with it.
Portland, Oregon, USA
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