these old pump organs are beautiful - and plentiful. they were like the casio keyboards of the victorian era. however most of them no longer work and are not really worth repairing, as they were so plentiful and, well, very few people really want to play one - which is like riding an exercise bike while playing a song.
this is a simple hack to have the beauty of one in your home without taking up all the space. i basically just removed the ornate front of it and made a couple little shelves for a hall table. the video shows you how.
i apologize that this isn't a traditional "instructable-style" write-up; i make these videos for my youtube channel and try to share them here as well, for anyone who may be interested. this is a build for someone who would consider themselves amateurs or higher with woodworking. feel free to ask questions and i will do my best to answer.