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What is the value of a Jesse French Piano and Organ Co. pump

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What is the value of a Jesse French Piano and Organ Co. pump organ. I think the serial number is XXXXX; it is stenciled on the back. I cannot find any other numbers on the unit. What is the value and/or how do I go about finding out.

Chattanooga, TN
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Musical Instrument Appraisal
Expert:  Tyler, MM, AAGO replied 5 years ago.
Hi, does it have just one keyboard with two large pedals for pumping?

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
yes ... one keyboard, two peddles and 10 knobs
Expert:  Tyler, MM, AAGO replied 5 years ago.
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Thanks for the information!

This is standard type of pump organ and is the configuration you are most likely to find. Pump organs were common from about 1860 to the early 1900's but they fell out of use when cheaper pianos were more available. Today they don't really have a musical purpose, most sit in living rooms as a piece of furniture. Because of the very old age and lack of interest in these the prices for them are rather low. In the condition you describe and in the current piano market your organ would be valued today at $100-$250 depending on your local selling market. Best wishes!

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