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Hammond B-3 organ owned by James Brown

  • Hammond B-3 organ owned by James Brown
  • Hammond B-3 organ owned by James Brown
  • Hammond B-3 organ owned by James Brown
  • Hammond B-3 organ owned by James Brown
  • Hammond B-3 organ owned by James Brown
  • Hammond B-3 organ owned by James Brown
  • Hammond B-3 organ owned by James Brown
  • Hammond B-3 organ owned by James Brown
Smithsonian Museum
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Description
A Hammond B-3 electric organ. The organ is covered in black vinyl and trimmed with silver roping. Stitched on the back of the organ in red vinyl and brass colored metal rivets is "God ~ father." The organ has two keyboards with both preset and manual keys, a folding top and a single foot pedal. Electrical outlets are on the back of the organ at its base.
Manufactured by
Hammond Suzuki USA, Inc., American, founded 1934
Trek II Products, Inc., American
Owned by
James Brown, American, 1933 - 2006
Date
1968
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Medium
vinyl, wood, metal
Dimensions
H x W: 40 x 50 x 30 in. (101.6 x 127 x 76.2 cm)
Type
electronic organs
musical instruments