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    Hi everyone
    About 6 years old I saw a gorgeous organ on eBay here in Nambour Australia 🙂
    I bought it on impulse 👌
    It makes a sound and I just really enjoy having it in my home because I find it so gorgeous.

    On the weekend I decided to learn more about it and did some googling.
    I think it is an H style Chapel organ (no pipes). I pulled the back off and have found the sticker but sadly all numbers on the label are worn/washed away.

    Does anyone have any ideas where I can find out anything more about my organ without these details (ie when it was made).

    Thanks in advance!
    Arlet

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    Hi Arlet and welcome to the mob! Firstly once the Forum allows you, after a few posts, you may post a picture or two. They really do speak thousands of words. The serial numbers on those old ones were normally stamped on the wood panelling somewhere. Some were stencilled but other than the newer Mannborg's I have not seen any with the serial numbers on paper labels. Look carefully, on the edges, sides and all over. Casey knows the Esteys better and may assist further in where to look.

    Stay in touch, we'd love to see the beauty of your impulsive buy!

    Nico
    "Don't make war, make music!" Hammonds, Lowreys, Yamaha's, Gulbransens, Baldwin, Technics, Johannus. Reed organs. Details on request...

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Arlet View Post
      Does anyone have any ideas where I can find out anything more about my organ without these details (ie when it was made).
      Arlet,

      Nico is right on the money with the serial number. It would either be imprinted in ink elsewhere in at least 1 or 2 places inside the organ. Alternatively, it will be engraved in the wood somewhere inside the console. Different makers vary regarding what they placed where.

      I am curious, however, about the method of producing sound. Does the organ work on suction or pressure? I'm not sure if Estey made any organs for the European market that functioned on pressure, or if they only produced organs that used suction to cause the reeds to sound.

      You can post pictures of the organ now, however, they will need to be approved. Since I am a moderator, I can approve them. Simply click on Go Advanced when you write your post, then below the editing window in the Attachments section, click on Manage Attachment. I'm sure you can figure out what to do from there.

      Welcome to the Forum, and I hope you continue to participate here for years to come.

      Michael

      P.S. You can see pictures of my Estey 2 manual w/pedals here: https://www.organforum.com/gallery/d...um=36&pid=1147. I erroneously listed mine as a Model T, so it is archived incorrectly forever.
      Way too many organs to list, but I do have 5 Allens:
      • MOS-2 Model 505-B / ADC-4300-DK / ADC-5400 / ADC-6000 (Symphony) / ADC-8000DKC
      • Lowrey Heritage (DSO-1)
      • 9 Pump Organs, 1 Pipe Organ & 4 Pianos

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      • #4
        I have never known an estey H that had a s/n other than on the label. I think Estey went fully into labels when they moved into the new factory in 1874; the label had entries for who assembled, tuned and second-tuned the instrument as well as the shipped-out date. A picture would determine if it was an early, middle, or late one.

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        • #5
          Thank you everyone I will attach some photos 🙂

          - - - Updated - - -

          Hmmm no success.
          Michael I attempted to follow your instructions - but could not see any attachment link. Perhaps this is because I'm using my smart phone... I'll try it on a PC later.

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          • #6
            As an aside ... the online forums I use seem to have deteriorated due to Smartphone use. The Smartphone/forums combination often presents problems with attachments, photos, and links. Worse, when we used laptops or desktops, we had our files at our fingertips, and could find the references and photos we needed, and attach them to our forum posts. With Smartphones, the references and photos aren't always on the phone, so we "punt".

            OK - back to my cave.
            Tom M.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Arlet View Post
              Thank you everyone I will attach some photos ��

              - - - Updated - - -

              Hmmm no success.
              Michael I attempted to follow your instructions - but could not see any attachment link. Perhaps this is because I'm using my smart phone... I'll try it on a PC later.
              The way the admins have this set up, you can't attach pics until you have posted ten times. Maybe an admin/moderator will step in and offer to post the pics for you, as I have seen happen in the past.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by SubBase View Post
                The way the admins have this set up, you can't attach pics until you have posted ten times. Maybe an admin/moderator will step in and offer to post the pics for you, as I have seen happen in the past.
                Way too many organs to list, but I do have 5 Allens:
                • MOS-2 Model 505-B / ADC-4300-DK / ADC-5400 / ADC-6000 (Symphony) / ADC-8000DKC
                • Lowrey Heritage (DSO-1)
                • 9 Pump Organs, 1 Pipe Organ & 4 Pianos

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by myorgan View Post
                  I can do that, if you like. Let me know.

                  Michael
                  That sounds like a great work around -
                  Thanks Michael!
                  Could I email them to you?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Arlet View Post
                    Could I email them to you?
                    Arlet,

                    Click on my name, and send me an e-mail with the photos attached through the Forum, or just PM me with your e-mail address.

                    Michael
                    Way too many organs to list, but I do have 5 Allens:
                    • MOS-2 Model 505-B / ADC-4300-DK / ADC-5400 / ADC-6000 (Symphony) / ADC-8000DKC
                    • Lowrey Heritage (DSO-1)
                    • 9 Pump Organs, 1 Pipe Organ & 4 Pianos

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