What are some facts about the Allen Organ?

What are some facts about the Allen Organ?

The organ is completely self-contained. More This is a secondhand instrument, but it works perfectly. There are a few small scuffs on the organ cabinet and seat. One critical aspect of an Allen Organ is that technical assistance and replacement components are constantly accessible. Should a problem arise with one of the instruments pipes or keys, they can be accessed by removing four bolts from inside the case.

The Allen organ family was founded in 1917 by John Allen, who took his first job after college at the Hammond Organ company. He designed an entire line of organs that were sold under the name "Allen" which included organs for churches, schools, and even concert halls. In 1927, John Allen opened his own organ factory in Middleton, Massachusetts. It became known as the Allen Division of Wurlitzer Company. Here he developed and patented many features that are found on all Allen organs today including oil-rubber-pad action, cone valves, magnetically balanced hammers, water-filled sound chambers, and pivoting choir stalls. In 1956, Wurlitzer bought out the Allen division and kept it running until 1971 when it too closed its doors.

Today, more than 100 years later, the Allen Organ company name is owned by Premier Piano Inc. They make pianos but also sell used organs and organ parts. In 2001, they acquired the Kiel piano company and in 2002 they purchased the Garrett organ company as well.

What is an organ? Give an example of an organ?

An organ is a self-contained set of tissues in the body that performs a specific function. Human organs include the heart, liver, and stomach. The term organ is derived from the Latin term organum, which meaning "instrument." Most animals and plants have organs.

Organism refers to any single living thing with both male and female reproductive organs. Humans are organisms. A community of organisms is called a population. Populations consist of individuals that can reproduce after sexual maturity is reached. Organisms are classified into two main groups: vertebrates and invertebrates. Vertebrates contain backbones, such as humans and fish. Invertebrates do not contain backbones, such as crabs, lobsters, and insects.

To organize something is to arrange its parts in a logical manner for efficient use or storage. Humans use organs to classify and group things around them. For example, we can group animals by their physical characteristics, such as shape and size, or by their method of reproduction, such as birds and mammals. We can also group animals by what part of the organism uses each part of the anatomy. For example, cows use the leaves on plants to eat because they have mouthparts called lips that help them chew the plant matter. Pigs use their snouts to find food that isn't as easy to see or smell as meat is. Since pigs have different eating habits than cows, scientists classify pigs as herbivores.

What is the history of the organ in music?

See also the Article History. An organ is a keyboard instrument handled by the player's hands and feet, in which pressured air generates sounds via a system of pipes grouped in scalelike rows. The word "organ" comes from the Greek organon, which means tool or device. The first organs were made of wood, but they were soon replaced with metal instruments because they could be played louder and their tone was more sustained.

The organ has been a major influence on many other musical instruments over time. For example, the piano was originally designed as an ornament for large organs, but it became popular on its own when it was realized that it could replace parts of the organ. It is estimated that about 95% of all organs built since 1500 have been destroyed; only about 5% are still in existence. This means that you are very likely to hear an orchestra without any brass instruments if there is an organ playing in the background!

The first organs were used for church services but they also appeared as part of courtship ceremonies and at social events. They were played using manuals (for keyboard practice) and pedals (for tuning). By the 16th century, organs had become larger and could be found in monasteries, castles, and town halls. About a quarter of all towns had an organ by 1550, and this number increased to half by 1600.

How much does an old Allen organ cost?

The list price was $53,000. The pre-owned price is $39,000. On rare occasions, a well-loved and well-cared-for Allen Organ will become available on the secondary market. This provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for houses of worship, as well as musical venues, colleges, and institutions, to improve their present instruments. These organs are expensive to repair or replace, so they need to be treated with respect.

An Allen organ is a keyboard instrument that uses pistons attached to the keys to produce various tones when the keys are pressed. The name comes from Henry J. Allen, who developed it in the early 20th century. Originally called the "Piston Organ," it was widely used by churches to fill in musical passages that were not suitable for pipe organ or choir. Today, these organs can cost up to $100,000 if they are working properly. As with any antique instrument, there is no way to know how long it has been since it had its last repair work done on it. So, even though it may seem unlikely, an Allen organ could have been exposed to moisture or other damage over time, which would explain why it needs to be replaced if it's being used today.

Allen organs were popular from about 1920 to 1970. A few remain in use today at historic sites, museums, and universities where they make an impressive sound.

There are two main types of pistons: metal and wood.

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