Great Britain, London
Wood, metal, paper; carpentry and mechanical work, varnishing
70 x 60 x 89 cm
On nameplate: “ALFRED BINYON/ MANUFACTURER/ 12,BELL’S BUILDINGS, SALISBURY SQUARE/ LONDON”; on the sticker : “FROM”, ”HAVILL’S MUSICAL REPOSITORY”; “RICH-STREET MAIDENHEAD”; on the barrel: “Barrel № 2”, “JOHN BUNTING/ ORGAN BUILDER/ AND PIANO FORTE/ MANUFACTURER”, “22 Swan Street Minories”, “LONDON”
Chamber organ in wooden case, veneered and varnished, on profiled socle, on four supports. Two hinged lids are on the top panel, both sides of the top lid are polished. The second lid with slotted ornament is inside. It is covered with dark pink fabric from the inner side, black color nameplate with inscriptions. Detachable panel with lock and three figured windows with decorative pipes, covered with pink cloth from the inner side is on the case front side. Panels are on lateral sides, winding crank with wooden handle is on the right one. Pinned barrel for nine melodies is mounted in the case, wooden ledge with brass plate and twenty-one, according to the number of basic tones, the delicate lever, a set of metal and wooden pipes, combined in five registers and the system of bellows. A door with handle and five pullout handles for register loops are on the left lateral side. Metal sliding bar with handle that raises and lowers the key frame to the working position is on the right side. The knife and bolt mechanism is mounted beneath. When the key frame is raised, the barrel can be fixed in one of ten positions according to the chosen tune.
The barrel rotates with the handle, the working bellows are set in motion, forcing air into the wind chest with valves that distribute compressed air between the pipes. Pins and bridges on the pinned barrel raise the keys, which open the valves of the corresponding pipes; air from the wind chest enters the pipes and makes them sound. Certain levers, located on the right side of the barrel, operate hammers and padded sticks. Three barrels, handle and the key are in the set.Music media: pinned barrel.