Ernie Mannix wrote in 130827 MMDigest:
> Can anyone recommend a good (or great) book on the workings, anatomy
> and mechanics of the band organ? ... As technical as possible ...
I would recommend first of all:
1. The Fairground Organ: Its Music, Mechanism and History
by Cockayne, Eric V., David & Charles, 1970.
While it is not new, it does a great job of describing pre-MIDI
My other strong recommendation is:
2. Jüttemann, Herbert: Waldkirch Street and Fairground Organs.
Rufforth, York: A.C. Pilmer, 2002.
Over 330 diagrams, tables and illustrations in the text, together
with 50 colour plates showing organ facades of historic instruments by
Ignaz Bruder, Gebrüder Bruder, Wilhelm Bruder Söhne, A. Ruth & Sohn,
Gavioli & Cie., Limonaire Frères, Alfred Bruder, Carl Frei.
Through Google I found several copies of each listed on Abebooks.com
some in England or Germany, and at least one of each in the USA.
I would rate both as _great_ books.