Links per land
Verenigde Staten van Amerika
Robert F. Gellerman
Fritz is the author of two of the major and absolute indispensable books on reed organ and harmonium. In arbitrary order: Gellerman's International Reed Organ Atlas, showing almost all builders of reed organs / harmoniums. Also his book "The American Reed Organ and the harmonium". To understand the reed organ you need to have this book on your desktop.
Reed Organ Society
Over 25 years in age, this organization is the worldwide association for those interested in the reed organ. ROS Quarterly (meaning 4 issues each year) is one of the three major magazines in this field. ROS-Q focusses on the American organ (obviously). Even in times of financial crisis membership is quite affordable.
Rodny is fastgrowing to be famous on the internet for his efforts to promote the American Reed organ, cottage organ or whatever you like to name it. He restored his Berlin reed organ bare handed and recorded a vast number of youtube movies featuring his Berlin instrument. The more impressive are his youtube movies explaining the details of building and 'how to play' of the reed organ. I have given him notice that a honourary doctorat will be given soon, provided he plays a grand improvisation on the national anthem of his homeland Canada.
Centre for Study of free reed Instruments
One of the Institutions focussed on the study of the history of the free reed. (As opposed to the beating reed used in pipe organs).
the Conklin Reed Organ Museum, USA
The Conklin Reed Organ Museum was started by Lee Conklin and has now become part of the regional museum of the Hanover-Horton Area in the state of Michigan. About a hundred reed organs are in this collection. Recently it was mentioned the instruments will be featured on the web site too.
Estey Museum. Even if you don't own an Estey, you should know that Estey in number op produced instruments, was the biggest of them all. The original factory buildings are still there and now in use as the Museum. Over time Estey manufactured reed organs in various sizes, pip organs, theatre organs, and organs for big mansions, and finally automatic playing reed organs and pianos. In the dutch text are two additional links. Just click the underlined words.
Estey Organ Company Buildings
A website dedicated to the history of the Estey buildings at Brattleboro. Created by a Municipial Museum/Library.
Free Sheet Music for Reed Organ
A web site where copyright free sheet music can be downloaded.
Texas Blue Destroyers
A very famous popular ensemble (pre WW II era).
Mechanical Music Digest
A website and archive about automatic musical instruments, reed organs included.
Richard Vance achieved the documentation of a restoration of a Vocalion Orchestrelle. In a very week moment I used the companies colour printer to print his articles.
The Vocalion Group
Paul Carey, owner of the Organ building company Cary Organ Co. is a dedicated specialist on Vocalion harmoniums. Pressure instruments.
Mason & Hamlin
The website of Mason & Hamlin. A piano building company. They inhereted the name. Do not expect they know about reed organs. Questions asked just won't get a reply. Even when you ask extremely polite and humble. Nobility can not be inherited, it seems.
Charlie Robison has a web site dedicated to Packard (Fort Wayne Organ Co.)
Wicks Organ Co
Once a reed organ manufacturer and pipe organ builder. Now a supplier of hybrid organs partly pipes, overwhelming part digital voices. Wellknown for building organs with over 200 stops for churches seating about 130 visitors.
Packard Organs, see Charlie Robison for details.
Automatic Musical Instrument Collectors Assn (AMICA)
An association of collectioneurs of automatic playing musical instruments.
Musical Box Society International (MBSI)
A sister organization of the above mentioned asscociation.
Organ Historical Society
A society dedicated to build a vast archive of publications on pipe organs and reed organs. OHS maintains a database of organs and reed organs in churches and other type of venue. Also a publisher of recordings and historical literature.
Coleman Kimbrell is a restorer of reed organs. He became famous for his quality of restoration, but also because of a peculiar phenomenon: Oedipuss, his cat. Due to his stature, Oedipuss should be named Felix Ochreata Domesticus. He was not just a cat. Oedipuss knew about cameras. As soon as he spotted one, he jumped on top of the reed organ involved. Hence, this cat became the most featured 'object' in the ROS-Q. He was in every issue. In december 2004 by accident he jumped on top of a digital organ. He did not survive. And believe it or not: The moment it was announced Oedipuss was no longer a Tsunami of messages was send around the Globe. We will remember Oedipuss.
Jim is a restorer. He published a digital book on restoring. His nickname is 'reedorganman'. He is also the present editor in chief of the ROS-Q.
Hechler Piano and Organ services
A restorer, Missouri based. Active contributor to many of the mailinglists on reed organs.
John K. Estell
A website with very detailed info on the mechanics of the reed organ.
One of the active forces behind the Estey Museum.
Antique Reed Organs and Calliopes
A restorer dedicated to reed organs and Calliopes. Click to find out what a Calliope is.
Classical Free-Reed, Inc.
A second organization focussed on the history of the free reed.
Restorer in the greater Los Angeles area. Close to Hollywood. So, book your next holiday in that part of the USA.
Rhea Antique Pump Organ Museum
A museum in Sharon Springs in Kansas.
The Organette Music Repository
The Organette is a muscialbox based on free reeds.
A website dedicated to roller organs, also named Cobs.
Find information about the Pianola on this website.
Piano & Pump Organ Services
Repair of reed organs and pianos
A commercial web site about mouth organs.
A commercial web site about mouth organs.
Doug L. Bullock
A Piano tuner, with big interest in pianola's and reed organs. Also a listowner of various mailinglists on yahoogroups.
Terry's Player Piano Svc
Also restoration of reed organs
Address: 91050 Abby Rd
Slotted wood screws [ BlacksmithBolt.com ]
In the image above, you will find the cornerstones of our inventory: Square Head Lag Bolts, Square Head Machine Bolts, with square nuts, of course, Slotted Head Wood Screws, and Solid Iron Rivets.
We also have a few Iron Tire Bolts, Plow Bolts, Step Bolts and Carriage Bolts in stock. For these and the machine bolts, in addition to the square nuts, we also have flat washers and split lockwashers.
NOT FOUND IN LAST CHECK
08 May 2011
This website does not seem to work. We are trying to find out why. Maybe an explanation in English will awake this website.