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    Moller organ

    Found this in a house I was cleaning out. Not sure what to do with it. Value? Would someone be interested in restoring?

    #2
    That's a beauty - if it were closer to me...
    Allen ADC 3500
    Hammond L100

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      #3
      I've moved your post to the Pump Organ section of the Forum. I suspect you'll get more attention there. When I first saw your post, I left it where you placed it because the Forum fit your post, however, you'll probably get more responses now.

      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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        #4
        Wow! That is one beautiful organ. The woodwork seems quite worth restoring. I am sure you will get takers here - those who are within reach so my suggestion is to indicate your approximate location if you are looking to get rid of it.

        Thanks

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

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          #5
          If that is a "M. P. Moller" instrument, you have a bit of organ history there. Mathias Moller built reed organs during the early years of starting up his company. I've read about this in company history articles, but this is the first one I have actually seen!

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            #6
            Thanks for the replies. It is an M. P. Moller. Found it in Lovettsville, VA home. I am in Lucketts, VA. I guess it was built in Hagerstown, MD. I could not find a serial number but there is a number written in chalk on the back #15222. https://www.heraldmailmedia.com/news...4a3cdd718.html

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              #7
              Please try to store that away in a nice, dry space. I have several friends who are Moller fans and would love to own that instrument. I'll get in touch with them and let them know this is available.

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              • Jay999
                Jay999 commented
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                The picture in the link you posted, is the old pipe shop of the Moller factory. While the factory closed in the early 1990s, this part remained active as a pipe shop, known as "Eastern Organ Pipes, Inc." They remained in business, selling new pipe work to the organ building trades until about 2008, when the 'great recession' hurt them. A fire in the furnace room finished them off. Their demise has been a huge loss to many small pipe organ builders here in the U. S. A.

              #8
              Thanks for letting your friends know about it. It is in my garage and covered. It sat it the house below undisturbed possibly since 1972 when the owner died. When I opened it up 6 flying squirrels came out.

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              • Jay999
                Jay999 commented
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                That's an interesting house! Looks like barn wood, but it's got good windows, door, and what looks to be a new roof. It probably has a great story to tell.

                I sent you a private message, in hopes you might find a new owner for that Moller.
                All best wishes.

              • myorgan
                myorgan commented
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                Were they walking or flying?

                Michael

              • Organfella
                Organfella commented
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                Michael I suspect those squirrels might have been singing to Moller organ music. And I agree that little cottage looks interesting. It seems to have an upstairs as well. I have always been fascinated by old dwellings and love walking through them given the chance. Cannot help but getting all nostalgic about people who lived there - even though I will never know them. All the memories of love and lifes disappointments and quirks, all enveloped in a little house like this!. Thanks for sharing this intriguing story with pictures. I hope the Moller finds a new loving home - without squirrels!
                Nico
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