Thought to have the finest surviving Edwardian interior in the UK, the castle had every technological gadget imaginable, including central heating, hydro-electric power for electric lighting and the orchestrion
- the Bang and Olufsen of its day.
Louis World's Fair, a Tiffany-style lamp and a 1908 German orchestrion
The state of the orchestrion - which cost the equivalent of PS120,000 when it was bought a century ago - is so bad that it is no longer safe to play.
The orchestrion could not be delivered to the Royal Deeside retreat before Queen Victoria died in January 1901.
"Visitors to Kinloch Castle are amazed at the wonderful orchestrion," says Kinloch Castle Friends Association, which is launching the appeal.
Jazz The Orchestrion
Project Pat Metheny This double CD is the result of the guitarist's 2010 world tour with the extraordinary Orchestrion
, a collection of acoustic instruments ranging from pianos to drum kits and all kinds of percussion, including cabinets of tuned bottles, all computer operated and triggered by the guitarist himself.
Today they will be teaming up with Ivor Novello at 2.30 and Orchestrion
And for guitar fans as well as anyone wanting to hear some technological wizardry in action, Pat Metheny's album of music from his Orchestrion
Project tour is released as a two-disc set at the end of January.
Great Leighs 2.05 First Choice, 2.40 Orchestrion
, 3.15 Harry Up, 3.50 Kings Point.