MELODEONS AND PUMP ORGANS
Action Piano Company
George Prince Melodeon, Circa 1861
This George A. Prince Melodeon, made in 1861, was a sight not to be viewed. The 'before' picture, not posted here, is too distressing to look at. But after months of restoration, refinishing and rebuilding the original, patented features of this rare instrument, everything is back in order. The Ivory keys are all polished and original. All the brass, cast iron parts and wood details were restored, and the original stool was restored as closely as possible to 1861, Melodeon design. This lovely melodeon was recently returned to its home in the Florida Keys.
Cornish was true to its years of excellence when it built the Silver Chimes series of Parlor Organs. This lovely, 1895, organ included all the carved detail of the larger, Majestic Series, while adding a number of perfectly balanced features, which reflect the feeling of the gilded age. In addition to a sixteen stop orchestral reed action, this Cornish has three beveled glass mirrors, candle holders, and original Bakelite keys. When this organ came to us, it was covered in black toner. Many months of hand stripping revealed the beautiful chestnut wood and superb craftsmanship of the time. It was recently delivered to the Richmond, Virginia area and is a perfect compliment to its home.
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While this beautiful Newman Brothers organ had just about everything wrong with it that an organ can have wrong, we knew that the quality was still inside (and outside) this lovely case. All the fretwork was gone or badly damaged and separated and new panels had to be made. Every part of this organ was a challenge-- even the stool needed lots of TLC. We made sure the whole organ got lots of that. A truly love SAVE.