Roller Organs and Organettes

Organette "Grant Ariston"

    Organette "Grant Ariston"


    Fabrik Leipziger Musikwerke vormals Paul Ehrlich & Co. AG

    Wood, metal, leather; mechanical work, turning work, carving

    52.5 x 52.5 x 30 cm, weight 12.1 kg


    Organette in wooden case finished with black piano lacquer, with protruding upper panel, golden frames with ornament on the top panel and lateral sides, with turned vertical ribs and feet. Four apertures with decorative bushings are on the front and rear sides. They are closed with fabric from the inner side. Detachable crank with black wooden handle is on the right lateral side. Driving disk with arbour and adjusting pins is in the top side center, a key frame with ornately shaped clamping bar with golden color relief ornament is fixed radially. Musical movement of thirty-seven tones is comprised of a set of freely vibrating slotted reeds, is activated by the crank, air is pumped into bellows, a cardboard disc rotates above the keys. As an aperture and key match, certain valves open and air is delivered to the slotted reeds and makes them sound
    Music media: cardboard disc.