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Unique Catalogue reference number

Accession list letter and number

Status of this record and
date of last change of status

Instrument name

Manufacturer

Model

Date and 
place of manufacture

Intended for use in

Original Power source

Power source now

Instrument status

Short description

Technology used

Media played

Owner

Rarity (guess at working examples worldwide)

Date acquired

How acquired

Current location in Museum

Organ, tonewheel

14

M

63

Draft

2024-04-23

Organ, tonewheel

Hammond

Model BA

1938

Chicago USA

Home, church, band, recording

Electricity 110v 60 Herz

Electricity 240v 50 Herz

Restored and demonstrated on tours

Tonewheel organ with player mechanism. This model BA Hammond Organ is fitted with a roll playing mechanism by Aeolian. The rolls control the playing of the notes on both manuals and the pedals, but are not self-registering. Tonal controls etc. are manually added using printed instructions on the roll as a guide.

Sound wave generated in magnetic pickup coil by rotating toothed wheels.

Proprietory perforated paper rolls. 120 note tracker bar operating 95 tone wheels.

Musical Museum

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Gallery 2

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Weblinks

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hammond_organ

https://www.hammondtoday.com/

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