We have for sale this 20 note street organ which has come back to us in part exchange. We built this organ in 1987 originally as a bellows operated organ for a commercial customer.
This customer then returned the organ to us circa 1990 to have it converted to 12 volt blower operation; this was to enable it to be turned easier and more consistently by children. The 12 volt blower is mounted inside the case and there is a compartment for the battery. The Bellows were removed when the conversion to blower operation was made.
The organ does play, but is in need of restoration, it can be purchased as is or we can quote for a full restoration.
As the organ is now blower operated it would be a fairly easy conversion, to add a motorised drive to the key frame and fit a fairground front thus making it suitable for a juvenile ride. Alternatively it could be converted back to bellows operation for street use, or just restored as it is, with battery blower and hand wound music.
The organ has one music book with it currently; we can of course supply further new music at extra cost if required.
The organ could be of interest to an amateur organ builder to restore as a project, or it could be restored by us and if required altered to suit the new owners use. Why not contact us today to discuss the purchase of this organ.
Once restored this organ will be ready to go to work for the new owner, whether for use at steam rallies for a hobby owner, collecting for charity in the street, use on a small fairground ride or for a commercial customer to promote their business.
Contact: - Richard Dean 01275 834474 or email.
Dean Organ Builders
The Music Box Shop, 38 - 40 Bristol Road,
Whitchurch, Nr Bristol, BS14 0PT,
Telephone:- 01275 834474 or 01275 830830