Imported by the Presbyterian Church of Waihi and used for over 80 years.
A reed organ works by air flowing across a mounted reed causing it to vibrate and make a sound pitched according to its shape and size. Reeds can be shaped to imitate various intruments e.g flute, oboe, piccolo etc.
Organs can have hundreds of reeds which are activated by the foot pedals sucking in air. The air flows into an equaliser bellow from where it is dispersed to any bank of reeds where the stops are open. Each stop opens a bank of reeds so that the air flows over them as the note is depressed.
Donated by George Hudson and restored by Lloyd Whittaker.