componium  aerophone    The componium is an orchestrion built by Diederich Nicolaus Winkel in Amsterdam in 1821 and here at the mim it sits pontifically enthroned in the middle of the Musicus Mechanicus floor. An orchestrion is a mechanical instrument which has designs on replacing a human orchestra. The componium does that with nine organ-stops (3 flute, piccolo, violin, salicional, gamba, quintadena and trumpets), a tambourine and a triangle.

componium aerophone The componium is an orchestrion built by Diederich Nicolaus Winkel in Amsterdam in 1821 and here at the mim it sits pontifically enthroned in the middle of the Musicus Mechanicus floor. An orchestrion is a mechanical instrument which has designs on replacing a human orchestra. The componium does that with nine organ-stops (3 flute, piccolo, violin, salicional, gamba, quintadena and trumpets), a tambourine and a triangle.

1860 American (New York) Barrel piano at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York - From the curators' comments: "When the crank is turned, pins on a rotating cylinder engage hammers that strike the strings, playing any of ten tunes, including "Yankee Doodle." At the same time, a bell rings and the articulated figures move in time to the music. One figure deposits coins in a trough. Shown with front string cover panel removed."

1860 American (New York) Barrel piano at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York - From the curators' comments: "When the crank is turned, pins on a rotating cylinder engage hammers that strike the strings, playing any of ten tunes, including "Yankee Doodle." At the same time, a bell rings and the articulated figures move in time to the music. One figure deposits coins in a trough. Shown with front string cover panel removed."

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Ami jukebox rare art deco 1936 unique restoration excellent cond great sound

Jon Jones & Sons and Antiquity Music have debuted an intriguing vintage-looking new instrument called the Wheelharp at NAMM

Jon Jones & Sons and Antiquity Music have debuted an intriguing vintage-looking new instrument called the Wheelharp at NAMM

Nature Morte Vintage musical automatons, pianola and organs.

Nature Morte Vintage musical automatons, pianola and organs.

Replica of a 1598 musical clock by Nicholas Vallin, that plays its music on 13 bells

Replica of a 1598 musical clock by Nicholas Vallin, that plays its music on 13 bells

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