Barrel Organ

Catalogue number: 12.4

Original name: Barrel organ.

Maker: T. C. Bates.

Place of origin: London, mid 19th Century.

Overall size: 1446mm high; 760mm wide; 460mm deep.

Technical description: Single rank of eight foot pipes, tune list written on paper slip located on the inside of small door on left side. Case of dark wood. Brass winding mechanism, wooden barrel with metal staples.

Inscription: On enamel name-plate: “T.C.BATES & SON. / Organ Builders / 6, LUDGATE HILL, LONDON”.

Faults: Bellows badly worn, leather crumbling, metal work corroding.

Illustration references: See below.

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