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Chest Organ, ca. 1620


NMM 4031. Chest organ by Johannes Jacob Hannss, northern Germany, ca. 1620

NMM 4031. Chest organ by Johannes Jacob Hannss, northern Germany, ca. 1620

NMM 4031. Chest organ by Johannes Jacob Hannss, northern Germany, ca. 1620. Engraved on a square tin pipe: Joh / Jacob / Hannss / C. Single manual (45 keys; short octave), hand-operated bellows. Six stops; 390 pipes. Eventually discarded in Germany, such instruments were retained in Poland and similar areas where economic conditions were not as favorable. Marjorie T. Rawlins Collection, 1986.

Stop list:
Doppelter Zimbal 1/6'
Flote Major 8'
Flote Minor 4'
Oktave 2'
Doppelte Mixtur 1/2'
Prinzipal 1'

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