This weekend I picked up a 100+ year old organ from a friend’s house. Thanks Ryan. Its a pump organ, made by a company that looks like “Moreto”. Apparently it was also made in Chicago.
All I know is that it doesn’t require any power other than my own two feet to operate. This makes it easy to stop by on my way to bed and play a little tune, whatever I make up, so that I end my day with a song. Here is some close ups of the detail work…
And of course…the fabulous cast iron and solid wood stool it came with
I of course have work to do on it. The reeds are slightly out of tune. Can those be retuned? The fabric behind the wood carvings needs to be replaced (thanks in advance, wife). The drawbars labels need to be redone, as some are missing. All in all it ought to be a fun project.