Paper Music Rolls and Folded Cardboard Book-music

Paper music roll No.39 “ O Donna Clara …”

    Paper music roll No.39 “ O Donna Clara …”

    Germany, Überlingen


    Orgelbau Raffin GmbH

    Paper, cardboard, plastic; perforation, printing

    14.5 х 8.2 х 8 см; width 11 cm

    Inscriptions, signatures: on the roll leader: «39.». On the label: “Orgelbau Raffin GmbH”, “Drehorgelbau, Musikrollen, Handwagen”, “seit 1960”, firm address and contact information. On the case front side: ”Santa Lucia, Wenn die Glocken hell erklingen, Lebe wohl - du schwarze Rose, Dolannes-Melodie”, on the back side: «39», on the top side – the label contents is repeated twice

    Paper music roll is intended for use as a source of music information in the street organ of the company Orgelbau Raffin GmbH. Information is encoded on a paper roll in the form of twenty tracks of small apertures, each track controls its tone. The roll leader with the handwritten catalogue number is cut at an angle and equipped with a wire loop; a label with information about the manufacturer's company is attached above. The roll is stored in a cardboard case decorated with coloured images and inscriptions in vignettes. The musical pieces’ titles and the catalo number of the roll are written on the lid front and back sides. Uberlingen city view is depicted on the lateral side.

    Four tunes are encoded on the roll: "O Donna Clara", "Am Sonntag will mein Süßer ...,", "Salome", "Valse de Foire".

    Music players: Street organ Raffin R 20/78, Инв.302 / MMP, Street organ Raffin R 20/31, Инв.232/ММП, Street organ Raffin R 20, Инв.1379/ММП.