Bartlett Reed Organ (Lap)

Bartlett Reed Organ (Lap)

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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:

D. BARTLETT
MANUFACTURER
CONCORD
N.H.

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Organ (Lap)
date made
1843-1847
place made
United States: New Hampshire, Concord
Physical Description
leather (overall material)
wood (overall material)
ivory (overall material)
ID Number
MI.204639
catalog number
204639
accession number
36196
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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