American reed organ
The pump organ or harmonium is a type of reed organ that generates sound with foot-pumped bellows.
More portable than pipe organs, reed organs were widely used in smaller churches and in private homes in the 19th century, but their volume and tonal range are limited, and they generally had one or sometimes two manuals, with pedal-boards being rare. The finer instruments have a unique tone, and the cabinets of those intended for churches and affluent homes were often excellent pieces of furniture. Several million reed organs and melodeons were made in the U.S. between the 1850s and the 1920s. During this time Estey Organ and Mason & Hamlin were popular manufacturers.
The melodeon is another reed keyboard instrument, usually housed in a table-like casing, that predates the pump organ. In reference to the music of India, melodeon usually refers to a concertina accordion, while harmonium means the smaller hand-pumped variety.

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American reed organ - The Free Dictionary
har·mo·ni·um (här-m n - m). n. An organlike keyboard instrument that produces tones with free metal reeds actuated by air forced from a bellows.
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The American reed organ and the Harmonium [Robert F. Gellerman] on Amazon.com. *FREE* super saver shipping on qualifying offers. Covers the history ...
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Pump organ - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
American reed organ measurements showed a sinusoidal oscillation with sharp pressure transitions when the reed bends above and below its frame.
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Pump Organ Information - Pump Organ Restorations
American reed organs were built to operate on the principle of ...
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Reed Organ Society
International organization; list of officers, index of articles and available back issues, selected articles.
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History of the reed organ - Harmonium
During the same period in the US an instrument was developed, also using free reeds, the so-called "Reed Organ", also referred to as "American Organ".
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American Reed Organs at the National Music Museum
Reed organs by Story & Clark, and W. W. Kimball, Chicago, late 19th century in the collections of the National Music Museum.
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The pump organ or harmonium is a type of reed organ that generates sound with foot-pumped bellows. Smaller, cheaper and more portable than pipe organs, reed organs ...
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reed organ harmonium tutorial - YouTube
Here is a sampling of the various stops on an American reed organ...sorry for all of the wrong notes that I played :)
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Instrument Biography: The Free-Reed Organ (Harmonium) | Melanie Spiller and Coloratura Consulting
In the interest of space, the reed organs known as the harmonica and the accordion have been broken out of this biography. For more on organs in general, check out my blog post on Pipe Organs. Reed organs were the main type of organ in households and smaller churches before there were electronic organs. Their volume…
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KFFB 106.1 FM -- Arkansas Radio -- Online Radio--Arkansas Politics — Finnegans Wake Concert in Conjunction With Organ Exhibit at Historical Museum
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Reflections of a Canadian Churchman: Restoring a Reed Organ, Part 13: Recovering the Bellows and Exhausters
 After we stripped the cloth off the reservoir and exhausters, we sanded them down so that they were nice and clean with no glue or material residue remaining The bellows had been recovered in 1905 and the restorer had left a penciled note on the inside of the reservoir. The exhausters, however, were original.
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Antique Reed Organs Valued as much for Beautifully Styled Cabinetry as for their Music | WorthPoint
Enthusiasts of reed organs (a.k.a. pump organ, parlor organ, cabinet organ and—in Europe—harmonium) are passionate about their hobby. Often purchased for their beautiful Eastlake and Victorian styled cabinetry, collectors soon find that a reed organ offers more than just furniture.
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Welcome to the Reed Organ Blog « Reed Organs
This site is about the American reed organ, popularly known as the Pump Organ, sometimes called a Parlor or Cabinet Organ. How did I become interested in these? I guess I shouldn't have visited the Hanover-Horton Area Historical Society's Lee Conklin Museum in Hanover, Michigan. I was smitten from the moment of that visit. A…
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My Harmonium aka a Reed Organ | The Bis Key Chronicles
I love to purchase art that is working pieces of history. Around ten years ago I purchased a pump organ from our antique mecca, Snohomish, Washington. Shortly thereafter that I purchased Robert Gellerman’s fascinating “Reed Organ Atlas” which is a listing of an instrument that was ubiquitous in a time with no electricity. Played by…
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Restorer of Mustel organs; Harmoniums & American Organs. I can help you regain the beauty of your reed organ.
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