Book: "Kistdraaiorgel", by Johan deVries
By Philip Jamison
I purchased a copy of Johan deVries' organ-building book at the Nationaal
Museum van Speelklok tot Pierement in Holland. I also bought a workbook
which was published later containing more drawings and details.
An English edition would be a great idea, and I hope a publisher can be
found. It's difficult to translate Dutch with a dictionary, particularly
technical words. Maybe someday someone will publish measured drawings of
a larger street organ.
Judith Howard did an impressive cross-sectional drawing of a large
pierement in the Nationaal Museum's Guidebook. Perhaps the Museum itself
has considered this project. I know other musical museums have similar
plans for other musical instruments.
[ See Bill Ryan's suggestion #5 following. -- Robbie
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