Standard American Organ

This organ was the ultimate American organ.  It had two full-sized manuals and a full organ pedalboard too.  Like most such organs, it had pedals to allow the player to work the bellows.  However, it was not possible to pump and play the musical pedals at the same time.  To overcome this, there was a retractable handle at the side of the cabinet that could be used by a second person to pump the organ.  It even had a gauge to show how much air was left, cunningly disguised as an ornamental moulding.

This was a splendid instrument  but it was too large for our small house.  I spent several months restoring it but had to sell it soon after it was finished.