Tangley Calliaphone Calliope

The Tangley Calliaphone is the only real brass whistle calliopemanufactured today! The beautiful, happy music produced by a Tangley Calliope can be heard a 1/4 mile or more. The Excursion Boat Special can be heard up to a mile or more away. Anyone within hearing range is immediately drawn tothe music and their attention is yours. The calliope is the greatest advertising tool ever invented!!


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Tangley Calliaphone Calliope 43 Note

43 Note Tangley Style Calliope

This is our best selling Calliope. The Tangley style instrument has 43 notes with a paper roll or midi system automatic player. It can be hand played also. The Model CA-43 is nearly identical to the original Tangley produced in the 1920's.  It plays a 10-tune "A" roll automatically with the movement of one lever. The paper roll automatically rewinds at the end of last tune to replay the roll. Music rolls are available.  An midi system automatic player is also available.

Built for hard use, the Tangley Calliaphone will stand up to years "over the road" in advertising, parades, fairs, carnivals, circuses, etc.  Only annual maintenance is recommended and the reliability is proven with hundreds of instruments in use.

The Tangley style Calliope now comes equipped with an internal blower.

Price $9,990.00

Tangley Calliope 43 Note National style

43 Note National Style

Similar to the 43 note Tangley in size, this instrument is designed like a National Calliope with stepped down deck and added brass trim. The great, eye catching style of the 53 National with the smaller size of 43 notes. With it's internal blower, it is self contained and ready to go.

Price $10,990.00    

53 National style Calliope

53 Note National Style

Model CA-53 is patterned after the great National Model B popular in the 1920's. It plays automatically, same as the CA-43, but with 10 more notes, it is a very powerful, rich calliope! The blower system for the CA 53 Calliope is inside the cabinet.

Price $11,990.00    


Riverboat Special 43 Note

Excursion Boat Special

The Tangley Calliaphone built especially for riverboats is the Model CEA- 43 Excursion Boat Special!  The CEA-43 is large (12 foot minimum length) and powerful calliope with a hearing range of 1-5 MILES depending upon conditions. It is custom built for the vessel or application required.

Modern electronics combined with Miner old fashioned craftsmanship produces a fantastic instrument that can be played by a skilled pianist or autnomatically via digital electronics and midi files. The keyboard and electronic play feature can be located virtually in any location remote from the whistles.

The CEA-43 is self contained with its’ own air source. 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 is a lower volume model designed so that it can be used indoors. Two models available.  The original Tangley Company built perhaps two of the incredible 58 note Calliope instruments. Our
STA-58 is beautifully soft voiced for indoor use (perfect for your living or music room). Deep bass and rich, melodious high notes are captivating. Swell shutters in the hand-crafted cabinet are easily controlled to vary the volume. At it's softest, the STA-58 will not overpower your conversation at it's side! Whisper quiet pipe organ blower, choice of hardwood and stain finish are all included. Leaded art glass optional.

Price $19,990.00 

See Terry Bender's 58 note Calliope with custom trailer

Every Calliope is individually crafted 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 steel exterior make this a durable instrument that will last. It has a keyboard for manual play and an automatic playing roll frame using the A type music roll. It can also be equipped with a midi operating automatic player system. The midi player makes it possible to play any song automatically on the Calliope.

There are different models available to fit many different needs, from catching the ears of people over a mile away, to being in a living room with one of the finely crafted hardwood cabinet Theatre Special models. The Tangley and National style Calliopes are great for parades, and general crowd gathering appeal.  This Calliope is as good as they get. They are hugely dependable and rugged for over the road use. They look great too.