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    Got My Book...

    "The American Reed Organ", but it still doesn't tell me what an "exhauster" is, although it mentions it many times.

    I know it has something to do with the Bellows and the Wind Supply.....

    Hal

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    Could as easily call it feeder or pumper; the one that exhausts air from the equalizer. (how about that term?)
    Casey

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    I've even seen one place that called it an "evacuator." Hal, it's the little bellows pair that hinge to the big bellows. They're what the pedals hook up to. Pedals down, they open and suck, evacuating the main bellows. Pedals going up, they puff out or exhaust, getting ready to suck out of the bellows again. You'll understand it totally when you look at it.
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    Mason & Hamlin always called the feeders "Lifters" and if you have seen melodeon bellows, you understand why.
    Casey

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    No, SubBase...I haven't seen ANYTHING in a real pump organ, and I won't until I get one of my own.

    Just think...i'm 81 years old and am about to buy my first Pump Organ, which will be the last organ of my life!

    Hal

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    Hal... when you look at it, you will understand.

    The organ will probably be older than you, too.
    -- I'm Lamar - Rodgers W5000C - Conn 643 Theater - Hammond M3
    -- 1899 Kimball pump organ (forum thread) - can't find headphone jack!
    -- Public domain hymn search: https://songselect.ccli.com/search/r...t=publicdomain

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    Being a retired Engineer, I'm sure I will see instantly what's happening!

    Oh, I'm sure it will be older! The pump organ I get will probably be 130-140 years old!

    When I was born in 1936, pump organs were no longer manufactured.

    Hal

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    Hal, when you were born, Bob Hope hadn't sang "Thanks for the Memories" yet. The Estey organ manufacturer hung around to the fifties and made more than 500K organs. Kimball made them to 1922 and produced about 400K. Casey can tell you what the numbers are for Mason and Hamlin. I think reed organs are still being produced in India and a greater percentage of households there have them than perhaps anywhere.
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    -- 1899 Kimball pump organ (forum thread) - can't find headphone jack!
    -- Public domain hymn search: https://songselect.ccli.com/search/r...t=publicdomain

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    Quote Originally Posted by HiDesertHal View Post
    Being a retired Engineer, I'm sure I will see instantly what's happening!

    Oh, I'm sure it will be older! The pump organ I get will probably be 130-140 years old!

    When I was born in 1936, pump organs were no longer manufactured.

    Hal
    Umm,no.
    Esteys were made until 1957. Hinners until 1940.
    In germany, up through about 1972, Japan, 1980's
    Casey

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    I stand corrected, Mein Freunde!

    Hal

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