Mechanical Music Through the Ages

A collection of Mechanical Music and Arcade Machines – highlighting examples of the development in mechanical entertainment over time.

Harmonium W. Bell & Co. 1890 – (Canada)

The company was located in Guelph, Ontario, Canada and started business in 1864 as Bell Bros. by William and Robert Bell. The name W. Bell & Co. was used at least as early as 1871 when a new three story factory was opened on Market Square. In 1881 with 200 employees their capacity was 1200, and in 1906 was 6000 organs per year. Organ production was discontinued in 1928. The organ model below was called the “Guelph.”