1958
2008
50 Years

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Links

CDs



Draaiorgel Shop

A large selection of CDs from the world of mechanical music, including Concert organs, Dance organs, Fairground organs, Street organs, Theatre organs and more


Entertainment Agents



Jon Anton Entertainments

Europe's Largest Database of Circus Performers, Speciality & Variety Acts, Specialist Attractions, Show Productions and Entertainment Related Services of ALL KINDS including Fair Organs. We supply Entertainment Worldwide from our Offices in England, Spain, Greece and Australia.


Organ Builders, Restorers & Music Suppliers



Dean Organs

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A well established UK builder of a wide range of instruments.

N. J. Dean & Co.

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Fair Organ Music & Music Boxes, Perforated Music for Fairground & Street Organs plus Music Boxes & Music Gifts.

Fenland Organs

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Manufacturer of small hand-turned organs in Boston Lincolnshire.

John M Page

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Organ Builder with 39 years' experience in building and restoration of mechanical organs church organs and harmoniums.

Alan Pell Music

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Welcome to our new Web Site - AT LAST!! We have been Organ Building at Whaplode Drove since 1976.

A. C. Pilmer Automatic Music Ltd.

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Restoration Maintenance and New Organs.

Rollcutter

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Producers of perforated music for the John Smith 20 note organ.

Melvyn Wright

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Music Arranger. Music Rolls and Perforated Music Books for Mechanical Organs. The UKs leading arranger/producer of music for mechanical organs and organ grinders.

www.Teanola.com

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Mechanical Music Barrel Organs & Musical Boxes. Self Build Street Organ Kits.

Christian Casse

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Designer and constructor of organetti di Barberia Codroipo (UD) Italy.

Jan Kees de Ruijter

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Music Arranger. Music for street, dance and fair organs. Amsterdam, Holland.

Le Ludion

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Organ builders. A site about Organ-building, their collection of antiques a gallery of street musicians news from the wonderful world of mechanical musical instruments and a specific mart of old items.

Jaeger and Brommer

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Organ builders in Waldkirch Germany. This links to their homepage which gives details of their organ building and restoration company and a What's On in the area.

Heesbeen Draaiorgels

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Organ builder in the Netherlands. (Dutch language site)

E Pluer

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Organ Builders.

Decap Herentals

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Frank and Tony DECAP from Herentals welcome you at this site.

Decap Brothers Antwerp

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For organs, organmusic on CD or cassette, organbooks, organ cardboard and service

Johnny Verbeeck

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Welcome on the website of Johnny Verbeeck

Rob Barker

Rob Barker Organ builder, restorer, tuner. Music arranger. Also experienced with church organs, harmoniums, pianolas, animated figures etc. Parts supplied. Help with home build projects. Competitive quotes. Spalding, Lincolnshire, but happy to travel.

James Reid

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James primarily specialises in the production and supply of quality perforated cardboard music books for use in a variety of mechanical organs, James is not limited to just music book production, James also repairs and carries out maintenance, etc to most kinds of mechanical musical instruments

Stinson Band Organ Co.

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American builder of world class carousel & fairground band organs.

Der Orgelbau im Wienerwald

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Austrian builders of small mechanical organs and church organs. (German language site)

Hand Cranked Street Organs by Flora and Company

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In the past, Flora and Company Street Organs was the source for high-quality, hand-cranked pipe organs for street performers, fairs, festivals, and collectors. Our instruments were hand-made with love and superb attention to detail by Brian R. Flora.

Pump Organ Restorations

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I specialize in profesionally restoring all makes and models of antique pump organs (reed organs) including melodeons, to their original factory settings.

Raphi Giangiulio's Homemade Pipe Organ

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The following website describes the process of how I designed and built a 5 stop, 5 rank, all wood pipe organ for my house.

Mills Novelty Company

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Mills Novelty Company specializes in the Mills Violano Virtuoso as well as other Mechanical Music Machines of all types. Products include computer laptop based digital players for the both the Mills Violano and a wide variety of European and American mechanical music machines. Mills has thousands of midi tune files for the Violano and they offer a 'for sale' service for listing music machines and unique antiques. Lots of archive data about mechanical music can be found on the Mills website.

Roller Organ Repair and Restoration's

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We supply quality restoration's of both American and European Organette's. Professional workmanship and attention to detail is the highest priority on all restorations to maintain the original integrity of the instrument. Sales of Organette's as well as both original and reproduction parts are also available


Organ Owners Websites



Bob Essex

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Bob's new site including his famous "MIDster Punch".

Duncan Mallows website

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Shows details of his organs and other interests.

Cooke & Sons

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Traditional organ grinders.

Harmonie Orchestrion site by George Houghton

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Normans Organs

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Normans Organs. Organs for YOUR events. Pictures and sounds of several organs offered for hire.

Martin Ivatt's System Gavioli Organ

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If you are looking for something different for your event, why not consider hiring our 1890s style Fairground Organ.


Miscellaneous Suppliers



J W Electronics

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MIDI-to-parallel converters. Provides a complete interface between any MIDI standard controller and any device capable of being controlled electrically.

Celeste Mechanical Music

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Fairground organ hire and manufacturer of parts for the amateur organ builder

Mechanical Music antiques

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Marty Roenigk's mechanical music shop.

John Smith

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John Smith - Organ Building Plans.

John A Tuttle

Self Playing Pianos 407 19th Avenue Bricktown NJ 08714 USA. Authorized QRS Music Roll Dealer.

Dave Ingalls

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Dave is a collector and restorer of mechanical musical instruments. Buys and sells.

Dirks Projects

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Dirk's Organ Roll Scanner. (Beware of copyright infringement!)

Antique Mechanical Musical Instruments from Switzerland.

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APrint

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APrint is software permitting listening and printing a barrel organ midi piece of music

Midiboek and Noteur

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Software for mechanical musical instruments

Russells Fine Leathers

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Worldwide suppliers of fine leathers, materials and equipment to bookbinders, organ builders, musical instrument makers and conservators.

Preston Services

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Suppliers of steam engine spares. Also fairground rides and organs for sale. Also organisers of the Preston Rally near Canterbury.

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Expanded Polystyrene Supplies

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Polystyrene balls can be supplied moulded in a number of different sizes. Ours are ideal for a wide range of craft projects and come in various sizes. They range from small balls just 80mm in diameter, to large balls that are 500mm across.


Mechanical Music Societies



The North West Group of the Fair Organ Preservation Society

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Mechanical Organ Owners Society

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A society for both owners of all types of mechanical organs and non organ owning enthusiasts.

British Organ Grinders Association

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The British Organ Grinders Association was set up in 1991 by Peter Churchard along with a handful of British enthusiasts who decided that some kind of club was needed for hand-turned organ enthusiasts. Since those days, the British Organ Grinders' Association has grown to over 500 members all over the world.

Kring Van Draaiorgelvrienden

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The new web site of the KDV.

Carousel Organ Association of America

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Devoted to enjoying, preserving and sharing knowledge of all outdoor mechanical musical instruments; including band, fair and street organs, calliopes and hand-cranked organs of all sizes.

Player Piano Group

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We actively encourage the exploration of the vast musical repertoires and personal musical expression via means of the player piano.

The Pianola Institute

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The Pianola Institute was launched in 1985 to breathe new life into player pianos around the world, and to lure them back into the mainstream of music by means of recordings, exhibitions, publications and archive and study facilities.

The Musical Box Society International site.

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Musical Box Society of Great Britain

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The Musical Box Society of Great Britain site.

Welcome to the newest Belgian Society.

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MechaMusica is the first Belgain society with a focus on mechanical musical instruments.

The Australian Mechanical Organ Society (Inc.) site

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Also includes PDF versions of their newsletters.

Musiques Mecaniques Vivantes

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Membership in AAIMM share it with the 650 members of the association passion for mechanical music, its instruments, technology and history.

Faites de la Musique Mecanique

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This association was founded with the aim of maintaining and encouraging the cultural tradition of fair and street organs through the organization of musical events.(French language site)

Automatic Musical Instrument Collectors' Association (AMICA)

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Associazione Italiana Musica Meccanica (AMMI)

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Italian, French and German languages only


Other Mechanical Music Sites



The site of the Foxtail Group - home of the excellent Mechanical Music Digest.

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Lots of news about all aspects of mechanical music.

Fairground Heritage Trust

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Housed at the Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre at Lifton Devon.

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Ian's Mechanical Organ Gallery

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Ian Postlethwaite's great new website.

Shakespeare's Rally Promotions

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Shows details of their future rallies and pictures of past rallies.

Mechanical Organs Discussion Forum

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Fair Organ Preservation Society Discussion Forum

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The discussion forum of the Fair Organ Preservation Society. You do not have to be a member of the society to join. There is a Public section for non-members to use.

Joyland Books Amusement park and fairground forum

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History in Harmony

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Specialist tours to organ collections, including those on the Continent of Europe.

National Fairground Archive

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Sheffield United Kingdom.This is now the home of the FOPS archive.

All The Fun Of The Fair

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Established in 1997, this is the premier site For UK Travelling Showmen & Funfair Fans.

A new Dutch site for the hobby crank-organ builder

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(Dutch). German and English pages in construction, but many photos to be enjoyed by all.

GreatCollectible.com

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Online Antique and Collectibles Shopping Directory

Home of the Terramaxka

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The terramaxkas were very common in the Maltese islands and were frequently exhibited to the public in local festas where the noisy bands where out of the way. Unfortunately, these marvelous instruments have long been gone, some sold to Americans and others were broken. Luckily, we have the only terramaxka left on the Maltese Islands to bring back the memories of our ancestors.

Dans Orgels.nl

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Through this website I want to share my passion and love for these wonderful musical instruments with anyone who has similar interests, Bert van Mook

Musica Mecanica

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Street organs, automatic pianos, music boxes with many photos and music. You will find a comprehensive list of specialized Museums and Associations throughout the world, an agenda of collectors meetings and events descriptions of instruments and many links to other mechanical music Web sites. (French English and German).

Ed Gaida

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Player pianos, reed organs, tower clocks, chimes, band organs, music boxes and other mechanical music topics.

Player Piano Restorations Illustrated

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Dedicated to all people interested in the restoration of Antique Player Pianos.

Roller Organ Website by Todd Augsburger

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A comprehensive source of Roller (Cob) Organ information including a complete list of Rollers.

Collectics

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Large eclectic mix of consignment shop antiques and collectibles, mall, bookstore, reference information, arts and events magazine, collecting web directory and museum featuring Art Deco Art Nouveau and Arts & Crafts design 1890-1935.

Doyle International

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Carousel and fairground band organs and related content for your enjoyment.

New England Mechanical Music

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The website of Roger Wiegand.

De Sint Bernard

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Bursens street organ with many photos and liturature about the Bursens factory. Also a lot of information about the collection of Johnny Claes. (Flemish language site).

Hooghuys Organ Pages

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Welcome on my new website dedicated to the organ building family Hooghuys!

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Draaiorgel.uwpagina.nl

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Frank van den Bor's Draaiorgel links site

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The History of Organs

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Various links about the evolution of the organ

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Holmfirth Antiques

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Specialist in Gramophones and Phonographs.


Publications



World's Fair weekly newspaper

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The publication carries preservation news including the "FOPS Notes" column.

Vintage Spirit

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Vintage Spirit is the UK's fastest-growing steam and vintage magazine, featuring all the latest from the preservation world each month. We're developing our all-new website at the moment and will have lots more information for you in the coming weeks.

Old Glory

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Britain's best-selling transport and industrial heritage magazine

Mechanical Music Press

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Publisher of Art Reblitz' book The Golden Age of Automatic Musical Instruments with hundreds of color pictures, historical and technical information, collecting stories history of automatic music many interesting links more.

Jumper Books

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Brian Steptoe's catalogue of traditional fairground books, covering traditional and vintage fairground topics.

Joyland Books Publications

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Publications on Amusement parks, Fairground and the Circus

Antiques Now

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Antiques Now is dedicated to the selling of antiques and collectibles and for a Basic Advert, it's completely free

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