AEOLIAN-HAMMOND
Model: B-A
Manufactured in 1938

Donated by Theatre Organist and Hammond Collector, John Ledwon
Visit his website, WWW.ORGANHOUSE.COM here.


This very unusual organ was only made one year through the joint partnership of Aeolian and Hammond.  It was an attempt to make the new automatic player electric organ a standard in homes, churches and funeral parlors.  The organs took a special paper roll designated as "organ rolls" made by Duo-Art.  As far as we know, there are only approximately 50 of these instruments known to exist today.


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These pictures were taken during the restoration process in the fall of 2001.  The organ is currently fully operational and complete with a Hammond speaker cabinet.  The organ is occasionally played during intermission of theatre pipe organ programs and during the New York State Fair.

 

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