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Red lacquer reed organ. Fourteen speaking pipes (or reeds) of bamboo. Three non-speakers. Each sound-producing pipe has a slit on the inner side to modify or intensify its tone (usually sweet, but some are inaudible). The pipes have a vent hole which is stopped to produce a proper note.

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  • Repository:Royal College of Music Museum
  • Measurements:Length: 508mm.