Carousel Organ Association of American
Musical Box Society International
Some photos have sound files.
This is the website for the German organ maker who made Terry's street organs. The site is in German, but if you click on the tiny British (the one in the middle) flag on the left, you will get the English version. Note that although they use the term "barrel organs", these organs do not have the pinned barrels that we in the U.S. associate with that term. They all play with punched paper rolls.
The Place de la Musique contains the largest collection of restored automatic musical instruments in the world. The collection was created by Jasper and Marian Sanfilippo near Chicago, Illinois. A foundation has been created to preserve the collection and this is their website. There is an excellent video from WTTW-TV Chicago Tonight on the home page.
Terry has been made into a puzzle! A photograph of Terry taken at the 2005 Washington National Cathedral Flower Mart has been made into a challenging visual puzzle. Have fun, but be aware that this site may have a flashing ad and several "pop-under" ads. [Requires Java enabled browser].
Club Deutscher Drehorgelfreunde e.V.
This is the official association for German organ grinders and their fans. They also publish an extensive journal (in German). Terry is honored to be a member. This site is in German.
This website, based in The Netherlands, has many, many links to websites all over the world related to organs and organ music. The link above takes you directly to their page with links to information about street or "barrel" organs.
British Organ Grinders' Association
This is the official association for organ grinders in Great Britain. They also accept members from the United States. CAUTION: Music plays immediately.
Jäger and Brommer
This company is a major organ maker in Waldkirch, Germany. Their site is in German, but if you click on the British flag on the left, you will get the English version. Their organs sound different from Raffin organs as would be expected. Note that they have translated the German word for small street organs, "Drehorgeln", as "barrel organ" in English. However, these organs do not have the pinned barrels that we associate with that term. They operate with punched paper rolls just as Terry's street organ does.
Waldkirch, Germany is the site of a well known street organ festival every three years. The next one is June 23 - 25, 2017. This site is in German.
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