Estey New Salon Reed Organ, 1882

Summary

Reed organs with elaborate casework graced the parlors of many middle-class Americans during the last quarter of the 19th century. Less expensive to purchase than pianos, parlor organs like this J. Estey and Co. "New Salon" model were made in the latest furniture styles.

Reed organs with elaborate casework graced the parlors of many middle-class Americans during the last quarter of the 19th century. Less expensive to purchase than pianos, parlor organs like this J. Estey and Co. "New Salon" model were made in the latest furniture styles.

Artifact

Reed organ

Date Made

1882

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Ford Home

Object ID

23.53.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Wood (Plant material)
Ivory (Tooth component)

Dimensions

Height: 80 in

Width: 53.5 in

Length: 23 in

Inscriptions

fallboard: J. Estey, Brattleboro, Vt. upper right and center rear of instrument: 127514 / 8230 upper right rear of instrument: 26 Serial # 127514

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