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Building a Bottle Organ
By Phil Dayson

I have a rather different request to MMD readers.  I am planning
on building a MIDI-operated bottle organ a bit like the Peterson
/Gulbransen/QRS beer bottle organ that has been around for a number
of years.  I am not really a beer drinker so I will use a different
range of bottles.

By far the most important part of the whole system is the nozzle that
directs air across the bottles.  I want a design that is rather more
elegant than just an open tube somehow attached to a bottle top --
I don't want it to look like a high school science project.  The
Peterson system appears to have a nice looking rigid wooden nozzle
with a slit about 1/16 by 3/4 inch that delivers the air.

All my Googling for information has not got me very far.  Does anyone
have any help, ideas or suggestions?

Phil Dayson

 [ Consider adapting the exciter of the litte, loud cross-blown Piccolo
 [ rank that is prominently featured in the front of many Wurlitzer
 [ band organs and most Berliner crank-organs.  -- Robbie

(Message sent Fri 16 Sep 2011, 01:40:48 GMT, from time zone GMT-0700.)

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