Walker Reed Organ

Walker Reed Organ

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Description (Brief)

This reed organ was made by Walker in Norwich, Connecticut, around 1837-1843. It is a small reed organ made of rosewood on a trestle stand. It has a single keyboard, with a compass of C – c3. Bellows suspended below the instrument are activated with a foot pedal. There is an engraved metal plate above the keyboard:

Walker’s Patent
Swell Seraphine
Norwich, Conn.

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Object Name
date made
place made
United States: Connecticut, Norwich
Physical Description
rosewood (overall material)
ivory (overall material)
metal (overall material)
overall: organ without base: 9 1/2 in x 29 3/4 in x 17 in; 24.13 cm x 75.565 cm x 43.18 cm
overall: side base section: 26 in x 17 in x 1 1/2 in; 66.04 cm x 43.18 cm x 3.81 cm
ID Number
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Credit Line
Gift of Hugo Worch
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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