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Little Beauty Organ Transplant


John Adami II testing out the newly returned "Little Beauty" pump organ -- she can still make music!

Our own “Little Beauty” pump organ has been returned to her original home thanks to the generosity of John Adami II. He has provided her a safe home since 1972 when Dorothea Queen rescued it from a trip to the dump and gifted her to John. When he heard of the Hub’s restoration he knew it was the perfect opportunity to return the original pump organ to its original home in the former church.

The “Little Beauty” pump organs were made between 1846 and 1863 in Needham, New York.

Thanks to John for his kindness and foresight and thanks to Denise Barstow for facilitating this legacy gift to the Hub.

John Adami II, John Adami and Scott McWharf making the delicate transition from vehicle to the former church.
John Adami II, John Adami and Scott McWharf making the delicate transition from vehicle to the former church.
So far so good...
So far so good…
Our able volunteers navigated the new stairs without incident...
Our able volunteers navigated the new stairs without incident…
Inside and up on the platform...
Inside and up on the platform…
Rolling her into place...
Rolling her into place…
A careful turn around...
A careful turn around…
A careful turn around... A careful turn around…
Setting her back in her original home...
Setting her back in her original home…
John Adami II testing out the newly returned "Little Beauty" pump organ -- she can still make music!
John Adami II testing out the newly returned “Little Beauty” pump organ — she can still make music!

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