Orchestrion

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Orchestrion

 

(1) A portable organ designed by the German musician Abt G. J. Vogler. Invented in 1789.

(2) A combination piano-organ invented by T. A. Kunz in 1791 in Prague.

(3) A combination instrument consisting of a piano with pipes (flutes, clarinet, and bassoon). It is equipped with a pedal board. The instrument was built by A. Hunn and Scharrer in Berlin in 1812. Orchestrions have almost completely gone out of use.

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At one point he objected to Tolson's rhyme of China and orchestrina: "Nobody knows what an orchestrina is (that is, nobody of the Race).