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Chest Organ

Date: ca. 1700
Geography: Germany
Dimensions: cutups and block dimensions of wood pipes and cutups and inside diameters of metal pipes are as follows: 4' Coppel 2' Holzprinzipal 1' Octav C 12 50 x 45 12 47 x 41 *6 *25 c 10 33 x 28.5 7.5 33 x 25 *4 *16 c' *6 21 x 18 4 15 x 11 *3 *10 c'' 5 15 x 13 3 9.5 x 7 2.8 9 c''' 2 9 x 8 2 6 x 5 1.8 6 *estimated; original pipe altered or missing metal pipes appear to have a low lead content; material has been scraped, and the note names written near the seam; languids are thin and have vertical front edges; mouth width probably near 2/9 pipe circumference; 1/3 of original metal pipes are replacements, including the first three c's; the Octav breaks to 2' and c''; bellows, chest, and many pipes original.
Classification: Aerophone-Organ
Credit Line: The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number: 89.4.3349

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