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Pump Organ Used For Early 1926 Radio Ministry Broadcast

On the back of the photo is the following text.
“Rev. R. W. Blanchard of Ashley, Indiana bought this old-fashioned pump organ for $2. Took and old, dilapidated vacuum sweeper, attached a gasoline pump hose to the blower and hooked the whole thing up to the organ. His entire cash output for the contraption was only $5.73.”

Rev. R. W. Blanchard of Ashley

Just to the right of the organ you can see the WOWO studio microphone and stand. Although the name of the organ manufacturer isn't visible, it looks like the organ had at least 18 stops. I can’t imagine he ran that contraption anywhere near the organ. It would have sounded like a freight train passing through the radio station. I think it’s safe to say his wiring job probably wouldn't meet code today.


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