Patent Model - Improvement in Reed-Organ Attachments

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Simon Shoninger, Patentee
Production date
Sep 29 1874
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Wood, ivory, ebony, steel
5 3/4 x 10 1/4 x 7 3/8" (14.6 x 26 x 18.7cm)
Shoninger's invention "consists of a celeste attachment to the octave-coupler of a reed-organ in such manner that the extra set of reeds heretofore employed is not necessary for such an attachment, which largely lessens the expense; but a more important advantage is, it enables the mutes to be entirely open and give out the full power of the reeds. It can be used on either set of reeds in the organ at the will of the player, and it does not, when not in use, detract from the usefulness of the octave-coupler." (Patent Number 155,470)
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