Organs Pre-Electricity

Every once in a while someone asks how organs made their wind to sound the pipes before electric blowers were invented. This video shows how, on a very old pipe organ playing very old music in Spain. American organs had a similar system but with one double-acting lever feeding a weighted reservoir, instead of two weighted bellows that each act as reservoirs:
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  • 3 Comments:

    Blogger Tenon_Saw said...

    Amazing. Thanks for posting.

    April 11, 2009 5:32 PM  
    Anonymous Mark Henderson said...

    Thanks! I've always been one of those that were wondering about this.

    February 08, 2011 9:02 PM  
    Blogger AndyOfVermont said...

    Cool huh!

    February 08, 2011 10:07 PM  

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