Calliopes

Tangley Calliaphone Calliope

Miner Company LLC has the only real brass whistle calliope built today. The Tangley Calliope plays beautiful and happy music.  You can hear the sound a more than 1/4 mile away. The Excursion Boat Special produces a higher volume, and in fact, sounds out a mile away.  The music draws any ear in range. In other words, the Calliope is the best advertising tool ever invented!

 

Midi Operating System is found here

 

Tangley Calliaphone Calliope 43 Note

43 Note Tangley Style Calliope

This Tangley style Calliope wins as a customer favorite. This instrument plays 43 notes.  A paper roll or midi player in the Calliope auto plays. It also hand plays. The Model CA-43 is nearly identical to the original Tangley produced in the 1920s.  The 10-tune "A" roll plays the instrument and rewinds to play again after the last tune.

This Calliaphonebuilt for hard use, will stand up to years "over the road." As a result, it works well for parade advertising, fairs and carnivals, etc.  Miner Company recommends only yearly maintenance .  As a result, hundreds of instruments in use prove high reliability.

An internal blower now equips the Tangley style Calliope.

Price $9,990.00

 

Tangley Calliope 43 Note National style

43 Note National Style

The layered deck and more brass trim decorate the National Calliope. This instrument captures the great, eye catching style of the 53 National with the smaller size of 43 notes.  The internal blower powers the National style Calliope.  A one piece unit is the result.

Price $10,990.00    

53 National style Calliope

53 Note National Style

The great National Model B popular in the 1920's provides the inspiration, similarly, this 53 note National provides the results. It has 10 more notes than the Tangley style and automatically plays.  The sound is rich and powerful! The blower system for the CA 53 Calliope mounts inside the cabinet.

Price $11,990.00    

 

Riverboat Special 43 Note

Excursion Boat Special

Riverboats are what the Excursion Boat Model is built for.  The CEA-43 powerfully plays, resulting in a hearing range of 1 to 5 miles.  This Calliope is custom built for each vessel or application.

Modern electronics along with Miner old fashioned craftsmanship produces a fantastic instrument that can be played by a skilled pianist or automatically via digital electronics and midi files. The keyboard and player feature locates on the vessel anywhere.

The air source on this Calliope is included. Power required is 208 V, 3 phase, 30 amps. Single phase option also available.   Please contact us for pricing and specifics.

 

STA 58 Theatre Special

Theatre Special 58 Note Calliope

The Theatre Special Calliope model plays with a lower volume, therefore, designed for indoors.  Two models are available.  The original Tangley Company built perhaps two of the incredible 58 note Calliope instruments. Our STA-58 indoor Calliope produces a beautifully soft voice.  It would fit perfect for your living or music room. Deep bass and rich, melodious high notes captivate the ear. Swell shutters on the top of the cabinet  easily control the volume. The STA-58 will not overpower your conversation at it's side when playing at it's softest!  The pipe organ blower is whisper quiet.  The customer can choose the hardwood and the stain finish. Leaded art glass is optional.

Price $19,990.00 

Terry Bender's 58 note Calliope with custom trailer here

Every Calliope, individually crafted, is and built for you with special attention to details. Delivery is 1 - 4 months with immediate delivery sometimes available for the CA-43 model. A deposit places your order.

Genuine brass and painted metal exterior results in an instrument that's durable, which will last. The keyboard plays by hand and the roll frame plays automatically using the A type music roll.  Also, it can be equipped with a midi operating automatic player system.  In other words, the midi player makes it possible to play any song automatically on the Calliope.

The various Calliope models fit many different needs.  You can catch the ears of people over a mile away, or be in a living room with the finely crafted Theatre Special. The Tangley and National style Calliopes are great for parades, and of course,  draws a crowd.  This Calliope is as good as they get. They are very dependable and also rugged for over the road use, as well as, they look great too.