Folding Organs for Mission Work

I bought about 65 old theological books today from Scapa Books which is going out of business. They will be added to the library of Suddenly Seminary. I scored a few more hymbooks from Sankey = not sure of the age but the advertisement on the back cover is worth blogging.



Andrew Jones launched his first internet space in 1997 and has been teaching on related issues for the past 20 years. He travels all the time but lives between Wellington, San Francisco and a hobbit home in Prague.


  • Guy Muse says:

    What a treasure if you found some original Ira Sankey gospel hymnbooks! I would dearly love to get my hands on one sometime (I collect hymnals and love hymnody).

  • andrew jones says:

    guy. you can have one of mine. give me your address and i will send it.

  • kent says:

    What are you looking for? There may be some older material here we can send.

  • Guy Muse says:

    Are you serious, wow! Mail regular airmail to:
    Guy Muse
    Casilla 09-06-2388
    Guayaquil, Ecuador
    South America
    I am not really looking for anything in particular, just a lover of hymns and hymnody and have an appreciation for something like an original Ira Sankey collection of Gospel songs. Anything older than Sankey, that’s even better!

  • Pastor Astor says:

    What would be the present equivalent to this? The foldable overhead projector?

  • lisa says:

    Gosh, i want a folding organ to take back to Africa with us!

  • andrew jones says:

    portable expresso machine?

  • Steve Hayes says:

    Modern equivalent – a portable karaoke machine?

  • Michel says:

    I wonder if Albert Schweitzer had one of these, in the Congo?
    He, along with his many other talents, was a very accomplished organ player, I understand. Somehow, the picture of a man playing the organ in the rural parts of the Congo makes me smile. Not a sarcastic smile, mind you.

  • kent says:

    TSK, I have a old, 1884 Swedish Psalmbok, little thing, very good condition just sitting on my shelve, have even looked at it for years. If you want it just tell me where to mail it.I can’t read Swedish.

  • Dana Ames says:

    Michel, I understand that he did actually have some kind of an organ in the Congo, and visitors would be treated to a little concert, usually Bach.

  • andrew says:

    thanks kent. i have a few welsh ones also.
    you should keep it. i dont really collect them but they do end up in my possession. i guess i have a weakness for them when i see them.
    but thanks for the offer

  • duke says:

    you ARE the portable organ of God, the romano dream machine of men! the sudden opera God pulls out at just the right moment! so thankful for who you are bro!–we are always drawn to the parts of HIM we represent on earth–love your part man; so funky, alive and unexpected! but would be nice also if you occasionally just talked to the artists (they need da Light too!) and less the church folks–God bless em…keep the scapa flow flowin!!

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