ANTIQUE MELODEON ORGAN - MASON & HAMLIN BOSTON 1850'S
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Sold Date: 02/05/2008
Channel: Online Auction
- MASON & HAMLIN MELODEON, 1850'S -is an Antique Melodeon, Model No. 146 made by Mason & Hamlin of Boston, Mass in the 1850's. T is a date written inside of 1854, I assume this is authentic. The instrument does seem to match those of that time period. This company was started that year so this may be one of their earliest productions. This is a type of pump organ. It does work, operates by pumping the bottom right pedal. I am not too familiar with these to know how often you need to pump the pedal but it seems to get a few key strokes for each pump. The keys are ivory and ebony I believe. The wood case is in overall nice shape, t is a water mark on top that has caused the veneer in this area to bubble. T are also missing pieces of trim on the sides of the top. I tried to show all of this in the photos. The legs are in good shape, one has a bit of splitting that I can see but not too notable considering the age. The measurements on this are 24" deep X 50" Wide and it stands about 31.5". The wood?? looks to have a rosewood look to it but t may be a finish on it. I prefer not to ship this item so I am doing local pickup only. If it sells for my reserve starting price of $250.00, I will also deliver this for an additional $50.00 within 50-60 miles of the Wilkes-Barre, PA area. This would have to be on a weekend also. If you have any questions please feel free to email. Thanks for looking!
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