Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician
SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad) Yamaha CP4 Rebate
Yamaha CP4 Rebate
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
Who's Online
153 registered (anamnesis, 36251, aesop, AndyP, ando, 44 invisible), 1417 Guests and 8 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Topic Options
#1545498 - 10/28/10 03:20 PM Airless Electric Organ
JaydWoods Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 07/22/10
Posts: 19
Loc: Minnesota
When I first started playing the piano I had a great aunt donate me this ridiculously comical electric organ. When you play it it sounds something like a mini jet engine booting up. When you play the stupid thing, the more you play the less noise it makes. It literally runs out of air. Any guesses on the brand of it. I don't have it to look at right now as it is hidden in our garage back home. I think it might be haunted. It has to be at least 60 or 70 years old. I swear!
_________________________
http://theintrovertedlife.blogspot.com

Top
#1565433 - 11/27/10 07:57 PM Re: Airless Electric Organ [Re: JaydWoods]
appleman Offline
Full Member

Registered: 03/30/09
Posts: 188
I would guess it was not an organ, but a harmonium, a distant relative to the accordion. The harmonium used a reserve bag of air, like a bagpipe, to blow on the free reeds to produce it's sound The electric organ overtook the harmonium in the 1930's, but they were produced in the US until the 1950's. They are quite popular in India and continue to be, although the harmonium currently in use is updated to suit Indian music.

There were a lot of different manufacturers of harmoniums, but the most popular in the US was Estey Organ, who produced over 500,000 of them.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harmonium
_________________________
Dr. Appleman, former NASA engineer, Empire of Earth and B.S. of Ninjutsu at MIT.

Top

What's Hot!!
The February 2015 Issue of our Free Piano News Newsletter is out now! FREE Piano Newsletter
--------------------
The best thing I've learned on Piano World....
-------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
(ad) Jazz Piano Online
Jazz Piano Online Lessons
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Knabe Pianos
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Pianodisc, Disklavier...
by JustHarmony
03/04/15 09:49 PM
What should you use to lubricate Sticking Sustenuto Tabs?
by pianoman9
03/04/15 08:04 PM
Computer problems. Problems?
by PhilipInChina
03/04/15 07:06 PM
Full Compass partials picture
by prout
03/04/15 06:30 PM
the best Pianos for Romantic Music
by wjc
03/04/15 05:33 PM
Forum Stats
78,392 Registered Members
43 Forums
162,077 Topics
2,379,817 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
Gift Ideas for Music Lovers!
Find the Perfect Gift for the Music Lovers on your List!
Visit our online store today.

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2015 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission