I appreciate a fine old reed organ for sure!!!!
Just yesterday I was at the house of a local fan/car collector, during a regional- Antique Fan collectors association- meet.
He had a smaller, 10 stop -or+ a few, reed organ. Cant recall the name. But it was quite nice. Everything played and for being small it still has a very robust sound.
Now a 21 stop one will probably knock you off the bench with power! FUN! Wow!
Reed organs may not be a pipe organ, but they will BEAT AN ELECTRONIC ORGAN ANY DAY!
because they have REAL air... REAL sound. Digital/electric organs are synthesized, and speakerized (ha) Pump organs are pure real sounds with real modulations in the air.
I nearly bought an Etsey FULL sized reed organ. 2 manuals, 61 note keyboards, and a 30 note pedalboard. Hand crank and blower options. Fantastic looking instrument at only $800. Wish I did buy it!
Is yours foot operated or electric blower?
Congrats. It will be one heck of a fine instrument when restored.
1905 Story and Clark Art Case
--NEW!--- 1964ish Conn 640 vacuum tube theatre organ! (with leslie!)
Grandmas- New Hyundai petite baby grand
Church (the organ I practice on)-
1998 Bedient (Built about 45 minutes from me!) 2m/pedal 24 rank Cavaille-Coll style pipe organ