Piano, Organ, and Keyboard/melodeon

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I have a old melodeon from Peloubet Pelton & Company and the number on it is 11411. Can you give me some information about when it was it built. The keys are all their, but a few are damaged. It has the beloes that are canvas.

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Hello Rita!  The best source for locating your answer would be to contact one of the Reed Organ Societies.  They have been collecting information on the hundreds of reed organ manufacturers for many years.  They should be able to assist you:  
http://eccs.onu.edu/~estell/organs/ros.html
http://www.reedsoc.org/
http://www.abrsm.org/forum/lofiversion/index.php/t26962.html

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I am a full time organ/piano technician who has been actively involved with the design, building, repair, maintenance and installation of organs and pianos for 35 years. I began as a keyboard instrument apprentice and hold degrees in music and electronics. If you need a piano's date of manufacture, please go to http://www.pianoexchange.com/howold.htm or http://www.bluebookofpianos.com/pianoage.html I am happy to answer musical or technical questions, however, I CANNOT offer appraisals on pianos or organs. Please do not ask what an instrument is worth. For this service please contact an experienced local appraiser or try the following links: https://mmm1100.verio-web.com/blueb1/appraisal.html or http://www.57piano.com/questions.htm

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I am a full time organ/piano technician who has been actively involved with the design, building, repair, maintenance and installation of organs and pianos for 35 years. I began as a keyboard instrument apprentice and hold degrees in music and electronics.

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I am a full time organ/piano technician who has been actively involved with the design, building, repair, maintenance and installation of organs and pianos for 35 years. I began as a keyboard instrument apprentice and hold degrees in music and electronics.

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