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    Rhapsodic Model 604/40

    Does anyone know how old this organ might be or where I can find more information about it? The steel plate on the bottom of the organ ssys: "International Factory Sales Service Ltd. Vancouver, BC"
    Model /604/40 F3 (or maybe it's E3).
    It's wind driven and still works but I'd like to know about it, especially how old it is.

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    Wind driven? I'll put this in the correct section of the Forum for you. Andy G - Moderator
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      #3
      Well maybe when driven is not quite the right term, but it sounds like there's a fan in the keyboard that blows air over the reeds. Every note and every cord button works perfectly but I sure would like to know what year this organ was produced

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        #4
        Could you post some pictures of your organ? The "fan" noise you hear may well be an internal Leslie in which case you have an electronic instrument.
        Pump organs do not make a "fan" noise unless it is connected to a blower but invariably these are large and even mounted externally so easy to spot. Also any blower will have an electric power cord which connects to a wall socket outlet. If this is present, you have an electronic organ. Chances are fairly good that it may be a Lowrey Rhapsody.

        You talk about reeds etc but it is difficult to imagine exactly what you have without seeing a picture. We would love to see a picture of your instrument to try and help you identify the type.

        Thanks
        Nico
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          #5
          Rhapsodic organ

          I accidentally unsubscribed myself to the thread or I hit a button that deleted the thread about the rhapsodic Oregon I was inquiring about. How can I put that thread back on the website?

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            #6
            Hello,

            I’m a new member here. I found an electronic chord organ on the sidewalk and after plugging it in, it works well with the exception of a couple keys that are bent, and so there is always air moving through. I’ve dismantled it for cleaning and confirmed that a few of the plastic keys are broken underneath where they slide onto a shaft. I’m fixing them now.

            Anyways, this thing is ugly, cosmetically but very well made. It’s missing it’s badge and front grill but there is an imprint for where they used to be attached. The imprint reads “Rhapsodic”. The reeds are metal and it looks very well made. There are no other labels aside from some serial numbers and some ink stamps in Chinese characters. I believe it dates to the 60’s based on some of the numbers I see. Any other knowledge on this thing would be great. Do we know the manufacturer? It has metal brackets for legs too.

            Im planning on sanding it down and refinishing it. Making a new front grill and replacing the plastic power knob with a nicer one. Then reassembling it and playing it

            attached are are some pics of it disassembled.

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              #7
              Sorry that I didn’t think to take pics of it when it was assembled.
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