Letters: Jan. 14, 1929

$1,000 Melodeon


In your account of Cardinal O'Connell, TIME, Dec. 24, you say: "In another basement likewise ... he found a broken-down melodeon. Some of the pipes would sound, however. . . ." I do not know who told you that melodeons have "pipes," but it is a considerable mistake. They have reeds, and bellows, just like a common house-organ. They are encased, though, in a body similar to, but very much smaller than, the old-fashioned "square" piano. There are two treadles but they are not like the treadles of the organ, being...

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