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Clara and Henry Ford loved music, and had an organ custom-made for their living room. Recently, Fair Lane worked with Schantz Organ Company in Ohio to recreate the Fords’ original Estey Organ based on photographs and correspondence. The original organ was an Estey (made in Brattleboro, Vermont), which is no longer in business.The organ is playable and fully functional. The pipes also will be installed in the Organ Pipe Chamber off of the Main Hall and in the Celeste Chamber over the main stairs.
We obtained pipes from the same era and company as the originals from a church in Detroit. Those pipes will be refurbished and installed later this year.