They exist, they work. They are fine instruments. They are rare and seldom found.
From previous messages coming from me, you might know that Suction Reed Organs with expression & double expression are rare.
As far as I know they were only built in Germany.
Should I be wrong in this statement, I would be glad to know where they were built too.
On May 14th we had a special event in the North of Holland, the provine of Friesland. There we had an event featuring 9 harmoniums,
1 pure suction, 12 ranks on two manuals,
3 Pressure harmoniums (Kotikiewicz 9 rks; a six rank Hinkel, 1 8 rks Mustel
5 suction instruments with expression, 4 of them with double expression.
A new page was created to show you the effect of this event.
First there is the page (still under construction) with a report in the style of an allegory. The organs seems to have voices and talk to the visitors.
I can't help it. I really did hear their voices in my mind.
Okay, so you go off to: www.harmoniumnet.nl
On top of the opening page you see the link to the event: Dag van het Noorden.
On the page is a link to a web album featuring over 100 pictures of the event.
With lots of detailed pictures of the instruments in the event.