Furthest Traveled Mechanical Music Item
By John Page, UK
During the 1950s (I think) the 56-key Dutch street organ travelled
to South Africa where it toured around as a mobile advertisement for
Phillips. I don't know how long it spent there, but it came back to
Holland. In 1976 it was finally exported to Australia, where it
travelled to the west coast and back. So this organ has travelled
in excess of 20,000 miles.
Perhaps someone from the Netherlands would like to confirm the details.
John Page (UK)
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