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"Funeral Director's Organ" at Schloss Bruchsal
"Bear Director's Organ"
by Ignatz Blasius Bruder (1829)
displayed at Schloss Bruchsal
Photo courtesy of Wolfgang Brommer, Waldkirch

Barrel organ by Ignaz Blasius Bruder
Date: Simonswald, 23 December 1829
Pinned wooden cylinder
10 melodies
23 keys, 107 pipes in 5 registers
66 x 34 x 55 centimeters
Present Location: Schloss Bruchsal museum
Drehorgel Ignaz Blasius Bruder
Datiert :  Simonswald 23.12.1829
bestiftete Holzwalze 
10 Melodien
23 Claves, 107 Pfeifen in 5 Registern
66 x 34 x 55 cm
The organ was very early in the possession of a director of performing bears, who traveled around the countryside with the bears.  Hence the name "Bear-Director's Organ"! Die Orgel war sehr früh in Besitz eines Bährenführers, der mit Bähren über Land zog.  Daher der Name "Bährenführer-Orgel "

rev. 4 Feb 1999

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