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    ppp Pianississmo terri's Avatar
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    Age of Organ

    We received a Windsor Chicago Reed Organ that belonged to my husbands great great grandparents, I found a number on the back 26492. I believe they had it shipped from the Montgomery Wards Catalog. Trying to identify the age. Appreciate any help. Thank you

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    ff Fortissimo Silken Path's Avatar
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    Hi, Terri,

    If you'll go to the Reed Organ Society here - - select "ROS Database" in the left menu, and then search for "Montgomery Ward," you'll find several Windsor organs listed. It looks like most of them are +/- 10 years around 1900. Do either of you play organ, piano, or keyboard? (Reed organs are easy to play.)
    -- I'm Lamar -- 1967 Allen TC-4 Project (forum thread)
    -- 1899 Kimball Parlor Organ (forum thread)
    -- 1999 Rodgers W5000C and Hauptwerk - spare W5000C for spares
    -- Conn 643 Theater - Hammond M3 and E-112 - Roland RD300nx stage piano
    -- Public domain hymn search:

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