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    Posted 7 months ago

    windsweptg…
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    Several months ago I went to a second-hand store and found this interesting organ. I don't play but I could not get over it. 3 mths later I told my daughter about it and we were on our way home from a very busy few days and asked if we could stop by and see if it was still there. I wanted her to have a look and well see if it worked.
    I was a little surprised to see it still there and I said to her as she sat down and started to play a small piece from Phantom to talk me out of it. She did the " well where will you put it" I will rearrange the spare room and she pointed out I can't play but she will happily teach me. I said to her the stumbling block will be getting it to my place but the lady behind the counter said they can deliver.
    So with no excuse not to, I did.
    It will be delivered next week but I wonder if anyone has much knowledge of it. It had it was a Cornish Company Organ. I have been looking about and seen pictures of many but none were the same as this one. I would love to know about its age and wish I could learn its history.

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    1. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 7 months ago
      Needs some good oiling and polishing and will sparkle once again. Now to carefully select a pair of candles. Wonderful !~
    2. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 7 months ago
      There is *much* information (and music) available about organs similar to this -- search for "reed organ" to start and narrow it from there. In most cases they are wonderfully sturdy little instruments -- if it is not fully functional they are not difficult to repair.
    3. keramikos, 7 months ago
      Hi, windsweptgold. :-)

      Beautiful.

      This website has some historical information about the Cornish Company, plus some serial number ranges to date the instruments:

      https://www.pumporganrestorations.com/cornish_pump_organ_company.htm

      This website not only has historical information about the Cornish Company, but some old sales catalogs:

      https://antiquepianoshop.com/online-museum/cornish/

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