Barrel Organs

Barrel organ "Orchestrophone"

    Barrel organ "Orchestrophone"

    France, Vienne



    Wood, metal, brass, steel, leather; casting, carpentry, lathe, painting, colouring

    160 х 80 х 150 cm

    Inscriptions on the case front side: “LIMONAIRE FOURNIER”, on the finial: “ORCHESTROPHONE”, on the plate: “REMO”, “LEGASY LA”, “MADE IN U.S.A.”, on the plate: “Vitesse”, “min / max”, “Départ”. On the electric motor nameplate: “FFD”, “WIEN”, “Type R 71 S/4”, “Motor Nr. 60521518”, “220 / 380 V 1.3/ 0.75”, “0.25 kW”, “1400 Upm 50 Hz”, “P33”


    Barrel organ case is wooden, on the plinth with corner feet; the facade is greenish with images of pink branches, with a carved figured finial with green ribbon and the inscription: "ORCHESTROPHONE". A set of wooden flue pipes is on the top part of the facade, covered with red cloth from the inner side; pink carved columns are in the corners. Images of cincfoile are on the frieze, the inscription is between them: "LIMONAIRE FOURNIER". On the obverse side of the lower part of the façade, Light brown medallion with images of music instruments and branches with roses is on the façade bottom side, half-columns with pink and golden carved ornament are on the sides. Two horizontal shelves with drums are on both sides. Large copper drum with a copper cymbal plate, drum tampons and cymbal are on the right; small drum with a snare head and two tampons on the left. On the back side of the case there is Wooden channel with bumps and drive mechanism with a bar with the keys in the slots, a pulley, dual capstan pinch wheel drive and an interlock from turning on without a perforated paper roll are on the rear case side. Reclining shelves for paper rolls fixed on the chains are on both sides. Wooden flywheel with a removable handle and green round belt are on the left. A sign with the speed control knob and the power button are on the top right. The melody encoded on a 35-track perforated roll is accompanied by the sound of percussion instruments-two drums and a cymbal. Music storage: .


    Инв. 638/ММП