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Ariston Organette Discs
By Ingmar Krause

Todd Augsburger asked in Digest 970717:

> I recently acquired an Ariston Organette. I'm new to this organ and its
> media. Anyone in MMD-land have one and wish to offer any comments?

Sorry, what do you mean by "media"?

 [ The medium is the material which carries or transports the data, e.g.,
 [ magnetic tape, perforated cardboard, punched metal tape or disc, etc.
 [ A "Medium" is also the Gypsy lady who can let you talk to your dead
 [ relatives!  She is the "carrier" or "transporter".  -- Robbie

To the Organette: Well, I know about this instrument, but you have to
help me a little: Is it 16-key or 19-key?   Something else: Does it
work?!  I've seen lots of Ariston instruments, but hardly one of them was
still okay, if bought from "normal" people.

> Does anyone have a few Ariston Organette Discs for sale? Or does anyone
> produce reproductions? I have only a few, and would like to acquire
> more.  What's the going rate?

Well, we do have some 16-key and 19-key discs, but the most common
Ariston discs have been (and still are) the 24-key ones.  We do reproduce
24-key discs in a certain limit, for it is hard manual work.  The produc-
tion of these aren't very profitable for us, too, because the rate for
such a disc is about 30 to 50 DM.  I'm also arranging for the 24-scale.

I don't think that I can sell you either old ones nor reproductions for
the 16- or 19-key scale, but I would be interested in at least a list of
numbers and titles of your discs.  Also, I would be interested in copies
(would have trouble in German language now, for a 'copy' could be a
'reproduction', but I mean a foto-copy), if there are any titles of yours
missing in our archive.

greetings by(e) Ingmar Krause

ERlanger drehORGEL-Trio, Familie Krause,

P.S. to John Tuttle -- I'm also in a network called FEN!  It's the
Freenet Erlangen Nuremberg.

(Message sent Fri 18 Jul 1997, 22:20:36 GMT, from time zone GMT.)

Key Words in Subject:  Ariston, Discs, Organette

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