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Reed organ (Grand Salon model)

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Compass: FF-f3 (61 notes)


Inscribed on nameboard: J. Estey & Co. Brattleboro, Vt. / printed label at back of case: J. ESTEY & COMPANY / MANUFACTURERS OF / THE ESTEY COTTAGE ORGAN / No. 100,009 / PATENTED …; stamped on back of case: J. H. HYDE


Before 1980, Mrs. Rabin, Peterboro, New Hampshire; by 1990, sold by Rabin to Stephen Sanborn, Sunapee, New Hampshire; about 1990, sold by Sanborn to Laurence W. Leonard, Laconia, New Hampshire; 2006, sold by Leonard to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 20, 2006)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds by exchange from the Gift of Wolfe Wolfinsohn and the Gift of Frank H. Conant

about 1878

Object Place

Brattleboro, Vermont


Height 200.6 cm, width 139.7 cm, depth 65 cm (Height 79 in., width 55 in., depth 25 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Walnut, rosewood


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones