Definition of American organ
1. Noun. A free-reed instrument in which air is drawn in through reeds by suction bellows.
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Literary usage of American organ
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1. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"The American organ act» by wind exhaustion. A vacuum is practically created in the air-chamber by the exhausting power of the footboards, and a current of ..."
2. Fraser's Magazine (1875)
"10s. per Quarter. \ American organ (10 stof I Ss. per Quarter. CRAMER'S > \. American organ (13 stops), or £8. lös. per Quarter. ..."
3. The American History and Encyclopedia of Music by Janet M. Green, Josephine Thrall (1908)
"American organ which to vibrate. This makes the tone broader and softer, ... The tone quality of the American organ is more like the organ than that of the ..."
4. The Official Catalogue of the Exhibits: With Introductory Notices of the ...Centennial Inter (1888)
"28 Smith American organ Co., Boston,— Cabinet organs. 29 The Estey American organ Co., Vermont.—Various styles of American organs. ..."
5. A Dictionary of Music and Musicians (A.D. 1450-1880) by George Grove, John Alexander Fuller-Maitland (1880)
"In the first place the reeds in the American organ are considerably smaller ... In the American organ moreover the wind-channel or cavity under which the ..."