This organ was purchased by Mr. Henry L. Long, a Pullman Porter in Seneca, Carolina, in 1911. It was used by his family for gatherings and celebrations.
A parlor style reed or pump organ (2012.7.1a) and mirror (2012.7.1b) made by E.P. Carpenter & Company and owned by Henry L. Long. The organ is made of wood with a natural, medium tone finish showing the wood grain. It has two ornately wrought metal foot pumps at the center bottom of the instrument. The keyboard has 36 white keys and 25 black keys. Above the keyboard is a black panel set into the organ which reads [Carpenter / Company.] on the PR side and [Brattleboro / Vt. U.S.A.] on the PL. In the center are two sets of five stops, each with a different name to indicate which pipes they control. The hutch section of the organ is decorated with wood applique. In the upper middle of the hutch is a horizontal rectangular space for the mirror (2012.7.1b) which is currently detached.