I inherited this organ from my grandfather and after many years of displaying it in my home, I've decided to look for the right person to take it over. It doesn't exactly play, but pumping the foot pedals while pressing keys will generate interesting drones, and with the right know-how, one could restore it to playing condition.
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My grandfather taped these handwritten notes inside:
"This is a David C. Cook organ delivered to Trinidad CO from CT in 1848. Originally owned by Mrs. Rice, wife of Rev. Rice, first protestant minister in Trinidad. The organ was purchased from Mrs. Loretta Eitelgeorge in June 1966, who lived in Hygiene, CO at the time. Cleaned organ in July 1966 and again in May 1988."
"Organ overhauled December 1996. Leathers on valves replaced."
Located in Hygiene, where it resided almost 60 years ago, according to the note.
Heavy, but two people can carry it by the side handles, and the top ornate piece detaches.
Dimensions: 42" wide x 70" high x 21" deep
Offers welcome. Thanks.