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reed organ

n.
A harmonium.

reed organ

n
1. (Instruments) a wind instrument, such as the harmonium, accordion, or harmonica, in which the sound is produced by reeds, each reed producing one note only
2. (Instruments) a type of pipe organ, such as the regal, in which all the pipes are fitted with reeds

reed′ or`gan


n.
a musical keyboard instrument, as the harmonium, having small metal reeds through which air is forced to produce the sound.
[1850–55, Amer.]
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Noun1.reed organ - a free-reed instrument in which air is forced through the reeds by bellowsreed organ - a free-reed instrument in which air is forced through the reeds by bellows
free-reed instrument - a wind instrument with a free reed
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I trace my roots back to 1887 when a watchmaker at the Nippon Gakki company began making reed organs.
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These appendices provide comprehensive lists of organs and reed organs in European synagogues, including the dates and locations of their construction, dispositions when known, and bibliographic information of sources that mention these instruments, as well as reproductions of a number of images of organ architecture.
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It can be assumed that music in the 1862 cathedral was provided by reed organs until an organ committee was appointed in 1900.