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This fine Shoninger bell organ has a typical specification of two full sets and a second 8’ set treble only. It also features the early style coupler, which only couples down, thus filling in the mid-range of sound. It can be seen and heard here:


Priced to move at $2500 FOB San Francisco.


Dominion reed organ. Very nice case, unusual 68 -note action. Totally rebuilt in fine working order. With care, this organ will make fine music for several generations. Price FOB San Francisco: $1500.00


Treat and Linsley, Serial No. 10691, about 1875. 8 & 4, bright tone, small flat-top suitable for apartment. Fine antique. $1500


Carpenter organ, Brattleboro Vermont. Elaborate case, (refinished). Has functional "speedometer" that shows position of reservoir and of knee-swell. Totally ovedhauled, noce tone. $2500.00 FOB San Francisco.



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Mason & Hamlin Style 800 2-Manual & Pedal; completely overhauled. Self-contained electric winding system, 11 sets reeds, full, gutsy tone. Write for specification and full details. $7500 FOB San Francisco.


This Mustel Style V was built in 1914. Fully documented. If you have to ask "what it is," don't bother: this is for the serious musician only. Its only flaw is one missing stop-face. More than anything, it needs to be played: it is somewhat stiff from long disuse. Also priced to move at $7500 FOB San Francisco.


Estey "Artists" reed organ. There were several different specifications for this model, but this is the one which has a 2' Harp Aolienne which runs gamut! On top of all the rest of the reeds, this stop gives the full organ combination an "Silbermann" quality which is quite unusual. This organ had been electrified, but I built an entirely new lower action for it. Ready to make a lot of fine music! Price FOB San Francisco: $2500.00


Recently saved from the Los Angeles city dump, this Hamilton Vocalion Organ Company 2/9 carries s/n 242: probably shipped early 1888. The casework is in fine condition, but the action must be totally rebuilt. It is nearly complete and could be left as a hand-pumper OR converted to blower operation; it could be both.

The two empty bays of the case contain four faux pipes each. This could be a real winner if properly rebuilt. The Swell division has Contra Dulciana 16', Gamba 8', Viol d'Amour 8' and Principal 4'. The Great has Claribel 8', Clarionet 8', Horn 8' and Harmonic Flute 4'. The Pedal has Ophicleide and Bourdon (one set of reeds), and three couplers.

This gem was removed from a house in Los Angeles forty years ago, and has never been erected since! It would be an excellent practice instrument for an organist. Or, it would serve a small church or chapel well. Width: 82"; Depth, 60 " including pedalboard and bench; Height, 87", easily clears 8-ft ceiling.

Please note: I have determined that the faux pipes are not original. The two openings at each side should have fretwork to match the center panel. This could easily be duplicated using patterns from another organ that I know about.

For further information contact me at organs@bdcsi.net.

Also see The Vocalion Group for information about Vocalion organs and the companies which built them.


Dominion (Guelph, Canada) 2 manual reed organ in splendid case. This one sits up and talks! Totally overhauled, waiting to make a lot of fine music in any home. $3000.00 FOB San Francisco.


Bilhorn "Telescopic" Style 3, folding organ s/n 63181, action from 1911. This is one of two Bilhorn folding organs for which I had to build new cases, their original ones having been bashed beyond use. The cases are of 1/4' 5-ply Finnish birch, far stronger than the original 3-ply, and will withstand far more than the original cases did. Actions have been totally rebuilt. This one weighs in at 40 lbs. Dimensions, inches : 29W X 11D X 17H (folded). Price: $1850.00


This fine little folder, sn/ 511472, is one of the last Estey built. It was purchased in 1957 for a church. Unfortunately, it sat in a puddle of water for a while, so the bottom rotted out and the edge-glued joints in the sides and back opened up. It has a new bottom, the case has been repaired, and the action cleaned and tuned. This organ has the divided action for the 4' reeds, allowing the bass or treble to be selected to stand out against the other. It has successfully replaced a harmonium in a production of the Dvorak Bagatelles, and in the Rossini Petite Messe Solonnelle. It is a surprisingly loud and assertive. Dimensions, inches: 30.5W X 11.5D X 20H (folded). Weight: 58 lbs. Price: $1500.00


DeBain Harmonium


Beautiful Shoninger "desk organ" in stunning case, original finish. This is the organ shown under restoration in the gallery.


Mason & Hamlin "Metropolitan", Serial No. 1877, 1876(?). 8 & 4, small flat top, suitable for apartment.


Fine 2-manual Alexandre Pere & Fils harmonium, s/n 94229.


Harmonium by Gilbert Bauer, single set of reeds. Built for school use, and as "basic" as you can get!


Rare Munroe player with original 46-note McTammmany action. Serial number 48, around 1874-5. With 31 amusing rolls including a test roll. Player operates upper action; keyboard plays 8-4-8-8 lower action. Keyboard can be played with the player (you can play with yourself!).


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