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Barrel organ

Chamber barrel organ in mahogany case; 3 barrels of 10 tunes each; made by Longman & Broderip of London; extensively restored in 1998, but now (May 2004) makes a horrible noise. Dummy organ 'pipes' on front are loose. On display on the raised podium in the Guildhall main chamber.

  • Maker:
    Longman & Broderip [Corporation]
  • Collection:
    Guildhall Museum
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  • Place of production:
    London (Timezone: Europe/London)
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  • Period:late 18th century
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  • Inscriptions:Instructions on inside of lid: "To change the tunes, and Shift the Barrels - Obferve, on the Right hand of the Organ..." "...and then fet your Tunes as above directed".
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  • Repository:Guildhall Museum