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English Barrel Organ by Joseph Hicks of Bristol
By Craig Smith

Hello,  I'm looking for information about an English barrel organ that
I acquired recently.  With the help of a friend near Chicago, I have
gotten some information about the design and construction of the organ
(which is fascinating in itself).  I believe it was made by Joseph
Hicks of Bristol in the early 1800's based on references from Arthur
Ord-Hume's books.

A similar organ is pictured in a recent COAA Bulletin and in two old
articles in MBSGB journals from the early 1980's.  One of the articles
was written by a fellow named Michael Bennett-Levy who lives in
England, I think.  My friend is sending me copies of the articles but
I'd like to contact Mr. Bennett-Levy to compare notes and descriptions.

I wonder if anyone knows this fellow and could put us in touch.

Craig Smith
Rochester, NY  USA

(Message sent Sun 1 Dec 2002, 03:35:22 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

Key Words in Subject:  Barrel, Bristol, English, Hicks, Joseph, Organ

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