This reed organ is an Estey Model N parlor organ. It was intended of domestic use in, as the name suggests, the parlor. It dates from approximately 1899. This date is determined using the serial number on the sound board. The condition was such that the case needed to be stripped completely and refinished in French polish. The bellows and foundation board were badly infested with woodworm to the extent that they needed to be completely replaced. The upper action needed the usual treatment. This treatment comprised of cleaning everything, refinishing the sound board and replacing felt and leathers where necessary. To the left are some pictures of what the organ looked like before restoration.