Re: Personal Perforated Paper Manivelle, reply
By Angelo Rulli
|> Subject: Personal Perforated Paper Manivelle, reply|
> Dear Friends,
> A few years ago, I was intrigued by a most unusual musical box. It was
> beyond my means to purchase at the time, even though the price ($450) was
> stated to be "50% off"! I am currently looking for one of these, or
Robert Linnstaedt inquires about an organ manivelle. I would guess this is the model kit of a Cocchi, Bacigalupo and Graffigna (Berlin) organ owned by the National Museum from Musical Clock to Street Organ in Utrecht, Holland.
The kit was available for about $100 in several mail order catalogs about 6-7 years ago. The kit consisted of about 100 pieces and took about 30 hours to complete. It stands 11" tall when complete. The musical mechanim is the same unit, made in Japan, as is found in other hand-crank units. The paper strips are pre-marked and can be punched with the punch included in the kit. Blank strips were also included so that one could arrange and punch personalized music for the organ.
Hope this helps. If readers know of other organ kits, lets hear about them. These kits make for entertaining hours during long, cold winters. And the final result is usually worthwhile.
BTW, Congratulations to Jody and Ev on the birth of their daughter. With all good wishes.
Angelo Rulli, St. Paul, MN
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