Patent Model - Improvement in Melodeons and other Wind Instruments

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Riley Carpenter, Patentee
Production date
May 28 1867
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Mixed woods including walnut (visual), felt, brass, iron
2 1/2 x 8 x 6" (6.4 x 20.3 x 15.2cm)
Carpenter states, "In melodeons, parlor organs, harmoniums, and other wind instruments of like character, it is very desirable to have the tremolo under complete control, not only as regards being under ready command when required to be called into action, but also as concerns the regulation, in number, of beats or vibrations. The ordinary mode of controlling the tremolo is defective in these respects, and the nature of my invention consists, firstly, in the arrangement of the tremolo-valve in or on the swell..." (Patent Number 65,171)
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