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"Horned End" Triangle in Wurlitzer Band Organ
By Matthew Caulfield

I've always been aware that the triangles on Wurlitzer 165 band
organs had a typical shape in that the horizontal (bottom) side of
the triangle ended not in a flat, sawn stub, but in a drawn-out
tapered end.  See the attached picture (although typically the
tapered end is to the right).

In my 98.06.25 MMD posting I called this a "tapered end" for the
lack of a better term.  But recently I saw mention in an ad for an
orchestrion of a "horned end triangle."  I immediately Googled the
term, thinking that maybe that type of triangle had a name and was
common to more than just Wurlitzer.  But my search came up empty.
Also browsing various Internet histories of the triangle as musical
instrument produced no new information.

Can any Wurlitzer or Philipps or other musical experts elucidate?

Matthew Caulfield
Irondequoit, NY

 [ Wurlitzer 165 triangle

 [ An "old-fashioned triangle" with ends like ram's horns is
 [ shown at 
 [ -- Robbie

(Message sent Sat 30 May 2015, 14:12:08 GMT, from time zone GMT-0700.)

Key Words in Subject:  Band, End, Horned, Organ, Triangle, Wurlitzer

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