Serial numbers

Below you can find a list of serial numbers of Mortier dance organs and orchestrions. When possible, we have added the year of manufacture, the number of keys and a short description.

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Dance organs

Serial number Year of construction Keys Description
634 1909 84 dismantled in Koksijde
642 1909 80 Broadway, Haarlem, NL
643 1909   dismantled, parts in Mortier nr. 1060
662 1909 72 Kwakkert, rebuilt by Carl Frei, USA
663 1909 84 The Mikado, organ and front separated, USA
669 1909 86 rebuilt by H. Veeningen, USA
689 (or 682?) 1909 78 rebuilt into Golden Angel, USA
691 1910 80 street organ The Canadian, the Netherlands
703 1910 72 Holland Village, Japan
723 1911 84 Organ Museum Haarlem, NL
725 1911 78 ex Frank Bond, Scarborough, England
741 1912 78 ex A. Seinen, the Netherlands
  1912 81 ex-Volkskundemuseum, now City of Antwerp
763 1912 81 built for a dance hall in Gent, destroyed
768 1912 81 built for a dance hall in Tienen, destroyed
773 1912 80 rebuilt into orchestrion, the Netherlands
775 1912 81 ex Café ‘Jolly Belgium’, sold to the USA
780 1912 81 The Blue Mortier, Open-air Mueum, NL
788 1912 80 Hommerson Mortier, Tilburg
801 1913 92 ex Ch. Auman-De Clerq, location unknown
807 1913 80 rebuilt into street organ The Two Roses, Japan
823 1913 80 ex Frank Bond, in Switzerland?
829 1913 86 ex Jaap Smoor, later A. Pluer, dismantled
836 1913 84 ex Staelens, dismantled, parts in nr. 866
838 1913 80 The Golden Lion, Australia
844 1913 84 The White Mortier, still original, Belgium
846 1913 84 street organ The Big Dorus, Wolvega NL
852 1913 84 ex Arys, only main case left in Belgium
856 1913 84 ex-Balseau, Claude Jessett Trust, Hadlow, GB
859 1914 84 reduced in size, in Japan
865 1914 84 Bursens Mortier, USA
866 1914 81 Speeltuin Mortier, named ‘Saturnus’ in Japan
870 1914 86 ex Astrodome Astroworld, USA
872 1914 84 street organ ‘Milord’, Tilburg NL
873 1914   wind chest now in street organ ‘Hartenvrouw’
875 1914 84 Crancker’s Museum, PA, USA
878 1914 84 Harris Collection, SD, USA
879 1914 84 ex Sterman, for sale on eBay in 2013
880 1914 86 rebuilt by Carl Frei, De Schuyt, Utrecht
883 1914 86 rebuilt, now De Roger, the Netherlands
886 1914 84 case with serial number in Belgium
887 1914 86 street organ The Blue Ribbon, Tilburg NL
888 1914 84 without façade, stored in Belgium
890 1914 86 with façade of fairground organ in GB
       
First World War
       
898 1919 84 Le Brabançon, Tienen, Belgium
903 1920 92 The Giant with the Bell, Belgium
905 1920 90 Café ‘Les Orgues’, Herzeele (B)
906 1920 92 The Jupiter, Museum Dansant, Hilvarenbeek
910 1920 97 The Elephant Mortier, Merelbeke, Belgium
915 1921 92 dismantled in 1964, bellows in nr. 962
916 1921 92 parts used for small organs (series ‘Eagles’)
917 1921 97 in bad condition, Germany?
919 1921   serial number found in empty case
923 1922 92 The Busy Drone, Orgelpark Amsterdam
924 1922 90 Bocken Mortier, Helmond NL
925 1922 84 Matilda, Horsham, GB
926 1922 84 ex Gustave Art, dismantled
930 1922 97 Technik Museum Speyer, Germany
932 1923 84 The Dansant, in South Korea
934 1923 92 ex Jef Ghysels, Flemish Community (B)
935 1923 101 rebuilt into De Kaaspoorter, Alkmaar NL
936 1923 84 private collection in Germany
938 1923 92 Broadway 2, Cranbrook, Kent, GB
942 1923   tremolo found in street organ Kleine Radio
943 1923 97 The Four Columns, St. Albans, GB
945 1923 97 under restoration in Belgium
946 1923 84 ex Flora dance hall, sold in 1967, unknown
947 1923 97 Mortier van Van Landeghem, in Belgium
948 1924 92 ex Nigel Turner, Hall of Halls, Japan
949 1924 97 ex Frank Corya, USA, location unknown
953 1924 92 Grampian Transport Museum, Scotland
955 1924 97 ex Brian Blockley, Tilburg
956 1924 92 Switzerland?
958 1924 92 Klang-Maschinen Museum, Dürnten (CH)
961 1924 101 The Fishes, Café ‘Les Orgues’, Herzeele
962 1924 97 Stahl’s Automotive Museum, USA
966 1924 92 street organ Northern Crown, the Netherlands
968 1925 97 Pinokkio, USA or Germany?
970 1925 97 ex Marion van Veldhuizen, USA
971 1925 101 playing on Wurlitzer 165 rolls, USA
972 1925 101 De Hollander, remainders are in France
975 1925 97 dismantled in Koksijde
976 1925 101 collection Craig Robson, Australia
977 1925 92 Mechanical Music Museum, Cotton, GB
981 1925   tremolo in 92-key Decap, New Zealand
983 1925 92 rebuilt into street organ Alinda, Leiden NL
985 1925 101 Floreal, now 121-key Decap, Leiden
986 1925 92 restored, Florida, USA
988 1925 56 De Klok van Neleman, Tienhoven NL
990 1925 56 De Klok van Möhlmann, Australia
993 1925 97 De Mortier van Boogaard, Groede NL
994 1925 97 under restoration, Culemborg NL
995 1925 97 ex Koksijde, now ‘The Joker’, Gent (B)
997 1926 101 Mortier House, G. Hine, Shaftesbury, GB
998 1926 97 Amaryllis, Music House, Michigan, USA
1000 1926 97 ex Frank Ryder, now stored in Tilburg
1001 1926 101 ex Van Dordt, now Sanfillippo collection, USA
1002 1926 101 Apollonia, museum USA
1003 1926 92 The Comet, ex Cushing, now museum GB
1004 1926 92 Oreon, demolished
1005 1926 101 ex Hotel Hirschen, now museum in Moscow
1006 1926 97 private collection in Belgium
1007 1926 101 The Fat Ox, stored in Belgium
1008 1926 92 The Diamond, in a museum in France
1010 1927 101 Museum für Musikautomaten, Seeuwen (CH)
1013 1927 97 rebuilt into orchestrion, now in GB
1014 1927 92 Minerva 1, now in Leiden NL
1015 1927 101 The Crab, collection in Tilburg NL
1016 1927   vibraton melody found in Mortier nr. 1030
1018 1927 92 Minerva 2, Alive Museum, South Korea
1019 1927 97 Hallensia, Tessenderlo, Belgium
1020 1927 101 Museum Speelklok, Utrecht NL
1022 1927 101 Efteling Mortier, Gilson collection, USA
1023 1927 101 Kluisberg, in Engeland since 1962
1024 1927 101 rebuilt into 112-keyless Frei, Thursford, GB
1025 1927 101 reduced in size, USA
1026? 1928 101 rebuilt into 89-key Gavioli, location unknown
1027 1928 101 Madeleine, ex Caluwaert, now in museum, GB
1028 1928 101 in disassembled state in Belgium
1029 1929 101 since 1996 in Sapporo, Japan
1030 1929 101 The Fishes, now Poseidon, Hilvarenbeek
1031 1929 101 The Netherlands
1032 1929 101 Dentry, Klein-Zundert NL
1033 1930 101 Atomic (now 105-key Decap), Tilburg
1036 1930 101 stored in the USA
1037 1930 101 reduced in size, in Guatemala
1038 1930 112 The Giant of Aerschot, USA
1040 1930-1931 ? rebuilt by Frans Decap (probably in the 1950's) to 78-key, original façade lost, currently stored in parts in Fance
1041 1931 101 Zonneke / Oscar, Watermouth Castle, GB
1042 1931 97 dismantled, parts in orchestrion Mon Désir
1044 1931 101 Blauwe (De Nijs), demolished
1046 1931 101 Pigalle (rebuilt into 121-key Decap), USA
1047 1931 101 largely unmodified, France
1048 1931 101 ex Monjé, Breskens, lost in a fire in 1981
1049 1932 84 Elite (rebuilt by Decap), Houston, USA
1050 1932 92 rebuilt and reduced in size, Scotland
1051 1932 101 Mon Rêve, private collection the Netherlands
1052 1932/1933 101 restored, the Netherlands
105? 1932/1933 101 The Magic, lost in a fire in 1963
1057 1933 101 ex De Vreeze, Maldegem, demolished
1058 1933 101 The Robot, now 112-key, in GB since 1966
1061 1934 101 The Birdsong, The Mortier House, GB
1062 1934 101 Accordeon Mortier, Merksplas, Belgium
1063 1935 101 Electro Sax, Stilbruch collectie, Germany
1064 1935 101 private collection USA
1065 1935 101 Bandmaster, private collection GB
1066 1936 101 ex Café Mortier, Belgium
1067 1936 101 Torenmortier, Vuren NL
1069 1936 102 in original condition, Harris collection, USA
1070 1936 102 Peter Benoit (121-key), Chase collection USA
1071 1936 102 Balthazar, Tilburg
1072 1936 102 Gold Leaf, demolished after water damage
1073 1937 112 Luxor, private collection USA
1074 1937 112 Churchill, rebuilt into 89/98-key Marenghi
1075 1937 102 ex Paul Corin, in private collection NL
1076 1938 112 ex Miller, now Preston, GB
1077 1938 112 in original condition, Thursford, GB
1078 1938 112 ex Milhous, Florida, USA
1079 1938 112 The Samba, now Dynamic Dutchess, USA
1080 1938 112 Tasmania Star, demolished
1081 1939 112 ex Ooms, now Florida, USA
1082 1939 112 Napoleon, Mechanischer Musikkabinet (Germ.)
1084 1939 123 Liberator, private collection USA
       
Second World War   
       
1085 1946 101 The Velvet Saxophone, the Netherlands
1086 1947 105 Steeple Jazz, the Netherlands
1087 1947 105 Nachtegaal, museum Sinsheim Germany
1088 1947 105 Monty, in Lillois, Wallonië
1089 1948 105 Armstrong/Tarzan, France
1090 1948 105 Prins Boudewijn, in Belgium
1091 1948 112 Schelde Vrij, sold to the USA?
1092 1948 112 Rambler (now 121-key), Florida, USA

Orchestrions

Serial number Year of construction Keys Description
88 1924 84 restored, private collection Brussels
128 1927 84 The Black Madonna, Organ museum Haarlem
129 1927 84 Sanfilippo collection, USA
135 1927 92 built for cinema? USA
142 1927 92 under restoration, the Netherlands
144 1928 84 in England since 1955
146 1928 84 owned by the Flemish Community, Belgium
147 1928 84 Golden Mortier, in the Netherlands
148 1928 84 Venis di Milo, private collection England
150 1928 84 Merwestad, ex Hazenbosch, the Netherlands
153 1928 84 San Sylmar, USA?
155 1929 84 rebuilt with accordion, USA
158 1929 84 Nethercutt collection, USA
169 1929 84 Tramzicht, private collection, Belgium
170 1929 84 private collection in the USA
172 1929 72 ex roll playing orchestrion, Belgium
187 1929 84 Museum Baud l’Auberson (CH)
188 1929 84 Dancing Queen, Belgium
189 1929 84 collection Ben Holton junior, USA
192 1930 84 Two Fishes, Belgium
194 1930 84 The Star, private collection Belgium
195 1930 92 Moris family, Keerbergen
196 1930   in Steenwerck, France
198 1935 92 found in Essen, dismantled in 1964
203 1936 92 ex Koksijde, sold to Japan in 1989
205 1937 84 Stahl’s Automotive Museum, USA
209 1938 84 rebuilt into 92-key Decap, USA
219 1947 84 in private collection in England
226 1947 101 in private collection in England
229 1948 92 in private collection in England
230 1948 101 Zeemeermin, the Netherlands

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