We all have a different answer to the question: ‘what would your trip of a lifetime be?’. Mine is actually happening this week. I am taking a van and going to visit a fellow reed organ enthusiast in the UK. Ian Thompson has an extensive collection of reed organs and harmoniums and loads of spare parts. Ian has kindly offered me several of his collection. The one I am most excited about is one of Ian’s three Smith of Boston Connoisseur model reed organs. I have wanted one of these since I restored one a few years ago.
I will be blogging over the next week with exciting findings!