mechanical organ used to be one of the fairground's most popular
attractions. Supplying the gay background music for the rides, it
also acted as a "front of house" enticement for the side-shows. This
book describes the mechanism of the organs, the music they played
and their history.
Music, The Pneumatic System, Key Frames and Tracker Bars, Registers,
Pipework-Percussions-Prosceniums, Scales, Tuning, A Short History.
There is also a useful Appendix covering Restoration, etc. A most
comprehensive book on the subject.
This Revised Edition was published
by the St Albans Musical Museum Society in 2011.