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Barrel organ

Made 1806

Barrel organ, Longman, England, 1806

Barrel organ for domestic use, Polished wooden case, the front decorated with fourteen gold painted, imitation organ pipes set in two arches....winding handle set into front...(SB).

Keys (3)

Polished timber case; 14 gold painted imitation pipes at front; crenellated decoration on top; winding handle set into front; door on one side for loading barrel; door on other side for access to tune selection mechanism; bass opens for storage of 2 extra cylinders; 17...

Summary

Object No.

H9356

Object Statement

Barrel organ, Longman, England, 1806

Physical Description

Barrel organ, Longman, England, 1806

Barrel organ for domestic use, Polished wooden case, the front decorated with fourteen gold painted, imitation organ pipes set in two arches....winding handle set into front...(SB).

Keys (3)

Polished timber case; 14 gold painted imitation pipes at front; crenellated decoration on top; winding handle set into front; door on one side for loading barrel; door on other side for access to tune selection mechanism; bass opens for storage of 2 extra cylinders; 17 wooden pipes; 47 lead pipes (one missing); one drum and two beaters; one triangle and two beaters; six stops: diapason, principal, twelfth, fifteenth, triangle, drum; 3 barrels, each playing ten tunes.

Marks

Cartouche on front with gold script: "By His/ Majesty's Royal Letters Patent/ John Longman/ 131 Cheapside, London".

Dimensions

Height

1625 mm

Width

695 mm

Depth

462 mm

Production

Made

1806

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1978

Acquisition Date

19 May 1978

Cite this Object

Harvard

Barrel organ 2018, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 19 May 2019, <https://ma.as/256533>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/256533 |title=Barrel organ |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=19 May 2019 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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