Estey Reed Organs
Estey Organ Works, Brattleboro, Vermont
Among those who manufactured reed organs in the US was Jacob Estey,
who bought out a Brattleboro, Vermont manufacturing business in 1846.
The Estey Organ Company was a prolific maker of high-quality American
organs. They built around 500,000 reed organs, the last one
manufactured in the mid-1950s.
If you know the serial number of your Estey organ it is possible to
roughly determine when it was manufactured by consulting a
table of dates and corresponding serial numbers.
An excellent resource for learning more about Estey reed organs is the book,
Estey Reed Organs on Parade, by Robert B.
Whiting. Included are a history of the company, copies of Estey catalogs, the
Organ Method explaining the organ, and other fascinating stuff.
Please pardon our dust... we're still working on developing this page.
Visit Some Estey Reed Organs:
- 1885 Estey, instrument case #152172 - photos (exterior and interior) and audio
- 1871 Estey, instrument case #25036 - photo and audio
- 1881 Estey, instrument case #106640 - interior and exterior photos
1888 Estey, instrument case #196879 - photos, music, and history
- 2M+P Estey - photo and history
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John K. Estell - 10 December 1997