It was copyrighted 1862 by George A Prince & Co. Buffalo, N.Y. Rosewood. Small keyboard organ that produces sounds by drawing air through metal reeds by means of a bellow operated by pedals. The melodeon at Cherry Hill has two pedals and two bellows, not all melodeons had a second bellows. The right pedal pumps the bellows and the left serves as a swell pedal. Usually both pedals were pumped at the same time. Melodeons were most popular from 1850-1865. A lap melodeon (pumped by the elbow) was mad in the 1830's. The piano sized melodeon was rare in 1840.