miniature Beckwith pump organ

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Project by JonJ posted 2415 days ago 4344 views 0 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a project from about ten years ago. It is a replica of a pump organ that has been in the family for almost 100 years. My sister had it for several years, but got one that was in better playing condition. I got the old one so it would stay in the family, but wanted my sister to have something to remember the old one by.

It’s about 3 inches cross, made from walnut.

The knobs behind the keyboard are little brad nails.
The black sharp keys are snipped pieces of wire.

It has some dust in the nooks, but then again…usually the big on does too.

-- Jon

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#1 posted 2415 days ago

Most interesting. Looks cool.

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#2 posted 2415 days ago

That is neat! Miniature work is very exacting. Nice job.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#3 posted 2415 days ago

cool keepsake!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#4 posted 2415 days ago

Very cool. I love miniature works.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#5 posted 2415 days ago

I know I couldn’t do this kind of work.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#6 posted 2415 days ago

Very cool, nice details.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#7 posted 2415 days ago

that’s amazing and I bet it is cherished almost as much as the original

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#8 posted 2415 days ago

beautiful!!! i love the detail.
i love the mini’s

-- tn hillbilly.." tryin to do the best i can with what i got "

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#9 posted 2415 days ago

Gee whiz, that is nice.

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#10 posted 2415 days ago

I have a hard enough time making things look good at full scale….nice work.

-- Brandon, Maine,

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#11 posted 2415 days ago

Very fine detailed work Jon. Well done.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#12 posted 2415 days ago

That is an impressive piece of work.

-- Chelle

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#13 posted 2415 days ago

Have to be very patient to build those!!!!

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

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#14 posted 2415 days ago

So how does it play?

Nice job on the re-construction.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#15 posted 2415 days ago

I love family heirlooms. Way to go!!!

-- Making sawdust is what I do best

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