Paper Music Rolls and Folded Cardboard Book-music

Paper music roll No.37 “ Guten Abend …”

    Paper music roll No.37 “ Guten Abend …”

    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: «37.». On the label: “Orgelbau Raffin ”, “D 7770 Überlingen • Abigstraße 9 • Telefon 0 75 51/42 44”, “1960 30 Jahre 1990”. On the case front side: ”Guten Abend, №ch einen Schluck, Einmal am Rhein, Trinkst Du mal Wein am Rhein, Wenn das Wasser im Rhein, Ich sehe Sterne”, on the back side: «37», on the top side – “Orgelbau Raffin GmbH”, “Drehorgelbau, Musikrollen, Handwagen”, “seit 1960”, address and company contact information

    The 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 catalog 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 catalog number of the roll are on the lid front and back sides. Uberlingen city view is depicted on the lateral side.

    Music players: Street organ Raffin R 20/78, Инв.302 / MMP, Street organ Raffin R 20/31, Инв.232 / MMP, Street organ Raffin R 20, Инв.379 / MMP.