Tangley Calliope

Tangley Calliope closeup of keyboard

The Tangley Calliaphone Calliope is the only real brass whistle calliope made today. It’s lively song shouts a quarter mile away or more. Therefore, the music instantly draws anyone within hearing range and their attention is yours. Moreover, its bold presence captures the eye. Nothing beats the Tangley Calliope as an advertising tool!

43 Note Tangley Calliope

Tangley Calliaphone Calliope

The best-selling Tangley Calliope is the 43 Note style. Model CA-43 nearly matches the original Tangley produced in the 1920’s. Every Calliope plays automatically using either a paper roll or the new midi system. A 10-tune “A” roll automatically plays the Calliope with the movement of one lever on the roll frame option. The roll automatically rewinds at the end of last song and replays.

A Calliope equipped with a new Midi Operating System has added versatility. This eliminates the need for music rolls and provides a much broader range of songs available. The system uses an SD memory card for midi storage, which can hold thousands of song files.

Price $9,990.00     Sale price 15% off – $8,490.00

For more information, see Midi Operating System here.

43 Note National Style

43 note National Style

The 43 Note National Style compares to the size of the Tangley. However, this instrument’s design matches the National Calliope, with its stepped down deck and added brass trim. This attractive style built in the smaller size of 43 notes makes it a remarkable choice for many occasions. Furthermore, the internal blower makes this instrument self contained and easily transported.

Price $10,990.00    Sale price 15% off – $9,340.00

53 Note National Style

53 note National Style Calliope

The Model CA-53 matches the National Model B popular in the 1920’s. It plays automatically like the CA-43 and includes 10 more notes. The music of this calliope is powerful and rich. Like the 43 Note National, the CA-53 Calliope also includes an internal blower system.

Price $11,990.00    Sale Price 10% off  – $10,190.00

Excursion Boat Special

Riverboat Special 43 note

Modern electronics combined with old-fashioned craftsmanship produces a fantastic instrument. For example, hand-play it, or digital electronics and midi files can play it automatically. In addition, the keyboard and auto player can install in any location remote from the whistles. Thus, we can plan a custom install on each vessel. Please contact us for pricing and specifics.

The Model CEA- 43 Excursion Boat Special is built especially for the river boat. This large and powerful calliope has a minimum length of twelve feet and, depending on conditions, a hearing range of one to five miles. It is custom built for the vessel or application required.

Theatre Special Calliope

58 note Theater Special with wood cabinet.

The Theatre Special Calliope uses a much lower volume than other models, making it designed for use indoors. Two different models are available. It works perfectly in a living room or music room. At its softest, the STA-58 will not overpower a conversation held while standing by its side. This model’s hand-crafted cabinet includes swell shutters which easily control and vary the volume. It also includes a quiet pipe organ blower and a choice of beautiful hardwood and stain finish. The leaded art glass is optional.

Price $19,990.00  Sale Price 15% off – $16,990.00

We hand craft each Calliope, with an focus on details. Brass whistles and red metal make them durable. As a result, they will provide many years of high quality use. 35 years of products still in use prove reliability of each one. Several models fit many needs. For example, you can catch ears in a parade, or enhance a living room with a Theatre Special. We can deliver in one to four months, with possible shorter delivery for the CA-43 model. A deposit places your order.