Bartlett Reed Organ (Lap)


This organ was made by Daniel B. Bartlett in Concord, New Hampshire, around 1843-1847. It is a melodeon (lap organ) with a rectangular rosewood and maple case, double bellows, ivory buttons (24 naturals, 17 accidentals), with a compass of F - a2. This instrument is also known as an “elbow” organ, “rocking” melodeon, or lap organ. The swell knob is marked:


Date Made: 1843-1847

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New Hampshire, Concord

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Related Publication: Densmore, Frances. Handbook of the Collection of Musical Instruments in the United States National Museum.

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MI.204639Catalog Number: 204639Accession Number: 36196

Object Name: organ (lap)

Physical Description: leather (overall material)wood (overall material)ivory (overall material)


Record Id: nmah_606040

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