Munroe Reed Organ Co. Roller Organ

Munroe Reed Organ Co. Roller Organ

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This roller organ was made by the Munroe Reed Organ Company in Worcester, Massachusetts, around 1893-1897. It is a Mandolina model, with 20 free reeds that are vacuum operated. This roller organ plays 5-7/16" wide perforated paper rolls. It is pedal(2) and hand crank operated. Accessioned with 20 paper rolls made for a mandolina or celestina.

Mandolina models were made by the Monroe Organ Reed Company and distributed by the Mechanical Orguinette Company of New York, later becoming the Aeolian Company.

Currently not on view
Object Name
roller organ
date made
Munroe Organ Reed Company
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
overall: 34 1/2 in x 26 7/8 in x 18 in; 87.63 cm x 68.2625 cm x 45.72 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Henry H. Ploch
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