Paper Music Rolls and Folded Cardboard Book-music

Paper music roll No.20 “ Wenn die Drehorgeln …”

    Paper music roll No.20 “ Wenn die Drehorgeln …”

    Germany, Überlingen


    Orgelbau Raffin GmbH

    Cardboard; perforation, printing

    14,5 х 8,2 х 8 см; width 11 cm

    Inscriptions, signatures: on the roll leader: «20». On the label: “Orgelbau Raffin ”, “D 7770 Überlingen • Abigstraße 9 • Telefon 0 75 51/42 44”, “1960 25 Jahre 1985”. Under the label and inside the case: ”Orgues de barbarie Musique mécanique H. Pury 1373 CHAVORNAY tél. 024 41 43 48”. On the case front and back sides: ” Wenn die Drehelorgeln…, Der Bettler von.., Paris liegt ander.., This is my song”, «20», 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. Four tunes are encodes on the roll: ”Wenn die Drehelorgeln…”, “Der Bettler von..”, “Paris liegt ander..”, ”This is my song”.

    Music player: Street organ Raffin R 31, Инв.608/ММП.