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Irving Harper's piano
#2676002 09/18/17 08:26 AM
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There's an interesting-looking upright in this article. I'm thinking the cabinet might be custom made. Not sure what's going on with that box underneath where the pedals should be.

https://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/irving-harper-paper-wizard/

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It looks more like a pump organ case than a piano to me. Even the bench suggests organ rather than piano.

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Yes, that is a pump organ.


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I was thinking it was a pump organ, but thought the case looked too small. The pump organs I've had experience with were taller than a tall upright. It's described in the article as the "piano room" but that could be the author's mistake.

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Originally Posted by David Farley
I was thinking it was a pump organ, but thought the case looked too small. The pump organs I've had experience with were taller than a tall upright. It's described in the article as the "piano room" but that could be the author's mistake.


Pump organs come in a variety of sizes David, just like pipe organs. If they have more choices of stops, the organ will be larger. That is a small pump organ in the photo, sometimes called a reed organ, as they typically use reeds to produce sound rather than pipes.


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