412.132-62 Sets of free reeds with flexible air reservoir

Harmonium by Debain, Paris, 1840-50. Serial number 973. Front Ormolu Plaque: 'Debain a Paris.' Base is stamped: 'Debain, Place Lafayette, Paris 973.' Five regular stops controlled by levers, surmounted by spherical ivory buttons, marked: 'Crescendo,' 'Tremolo,' 'Harmonia Brevete SGDG,' 'Celeste C,' and' Forte Fixe F.' Three octave keyboard (F-f'') with wooden keys faced with ivory and ebony. Mahogany body with ormolu handles. In front of the keyboard and behind it is a pair of leather-edged bellows with black embossed papers. Rectangular brass reed beds screwed to action, with double riveted brass tongues. Both front and back panels drop to reveal the registers and the reed chambers.

Collection Information

These objects are only a part of our collections, of which there are more than 350,000 objects. This information comes from our collections database. Some of this is incomplete and there may be errors. This part of the website is also still under construction, so there may be some fields repeated or incorrectly formatted information.

The database sometimes uses language taken from historical documents to help research, which may now appear outdated and even offensive. The database also includes information on objects that are considered secret or sacred by some communities.

If you have any further information about objects in our collections or can suggest corrections to our information, please contact us: enquiry@horniman.ac.uk