BIG ACCORDION WORKED WITH PEDALS (Dec, 1933)

BIG ACCORDION WORKED WITH PEDALS
To provide musicians with a larger accordion than could be carried conveniently on a strap around the neck, a foot-pedal instrument of ingenious design has been devised and patented by Samuel Sater, New York City inventor. One of its two pedals expands the bellows; the other contracts it. The notes are pressed with the fingers upon a keyboard resembling that of a piano. Removing the front casing, however, reveals that each of the keys, when depressed, opens a valve that allows air from the bellows to pass over a corresponding set of reeds for that particular tone. Readily portable, the instrument is dismantled or set up again in a few minutes, the outer sections folding together to provide a case.

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  1. [...] Big Accordion Worked With PedalsReader S.A. Heistand pointed out this possible precursor to the pianaccord — shown here in a December 1933 issue of Popular Science. It’s basically an accordion set up so you can play while sitting down and manipulate the bellows using foot pedals. [...]

  2. Harry says: February 12, 20132:24 pm

    …big accordion with pedals equals small pump organ?

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