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Unique Catalogue reference number

Accession list letter and number

Status of this record and
date of last change of status

Instrument name

Manufacturer

Model

Date and 
place of manufacture

Intended for use in

Original Power source

Power source now

Instrument status

Short description

Technology used

Media played

Owner

Rarity (guess at working examples worldwide)

Date acquired

How acquired

Current location in Museum

Orchestrion

43

T

57

Draft

2024-05-16

Orchestrion

Imhof & Mukle

serial No. 2626

c. 1880

Black Forest Germany

Private house

Hand wound weight

Hand wound weight

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This Orchestrion is powered by a heavy weight and uses a pinned wooden barrel to provide the music and control the instrument. Prior to the widespread availability of electricity, weight-driven instruments were popular in country houses

Pinned wooden barrel and wind pump driven by falling weight and operating valves etc to play pipes and other instruments.

Pinned wooden barrel.

Musical Museum

1968

The instrument was acquired by the Museum in 1968 for £125.

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