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this site contains these sections which you can access by clicking the corresponding title:
Busker Organ construction, based on John Smith original project

In this section you find the translation of my integral article describing the construction of the Busker "DIY Crank organ" published in the December 2003 issue of the magazine  "L'antico Organetto" . This magazine is published quarterly by AMMI (Associazione Musica Meccanica Italiana) of which I am a member since a few years. Thank to this article I have been contacted by some newcomers with whom I am cooperating in experimentations to develop improvements to the basic instrument.


Guidelines for self constructors


Here you can select a number of subchapters, covering different subjects describing both the state of the art and an orientation on the availability of information sources.

The raised subjects include Kits and components, projects, music/arrangements, paper rolls and carton books etc.


Technical topics


In this section some subjects mentioned in the Guidelines shall be dealt in more detail.


Link to crank organ world

This section outlines a number of links which I believe interesting for offering general information on the crank organ subject. In particular I believe it is worth to explore the sites of the main crank organ manufacturers. Besides enjoying the view of their beautiful machines, their solutions may represent a challenge to the fantasy of the home constructor. I will be glad to add any information I may receive from navigators.



This is a suggested list of books on the mechanical music



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