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Establishment ODIN       Barrel Organ factory   organ barrel with mechanical reading
                      MECHANICAL MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS FLUTE AND REED
      79 Le Crêt Pendu     42170      Saint Just-Saint Rambert       France        Tel  33  (0)4.77.36.47.69
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Since the beginning Odin's organs are traditionally designed. All our organs read the folding cardboard music books mechanically: between the hole, - the perforated part of the cardboard music book - and the valv which expells the air.
Until the 19th Century, all automatic church oragans were equipped with a completely mechanical transmission.
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42 touches
42 keys + 8 feet bass modul

Every instrument of our fabrication is provided with the appropriate bellows composed of four swells, and an air chest, maintained at a given prressure thanks to a spring.
The higher the pressure is,the louder the instrument plays. The air flow varies according to the type of organ, wether it is a pipe or a reed one.
What ever type the instrument is, our mechanical control permits a very fast reading of the cardboard music book wich allows to decipher the slightest bridge.
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The size of each organ depends on the number of keys and notes.
The instruments can deliver three different tones, whether they are equipped with pipes, reeds or both .

The 42 keys is the first chromatic street instrument. A lot of musicians show a great interest in it, since it offers many different possibilities, whatever the repertoire is, popular or

42 touches + basse

Odin père et fils

Odin father and son 1987 

Once the technical part has been taken care of, there is one last thing you have to worry about : getting it all dressed up, sort of speak.
As a matter of fact, beyond its musical qualities, the organ needs to look beautiful. This esthetic aspect is an important part of our job, and we take a special care about it, every customer being sensitive to a personalized decoration ( a sort of custumization ), which makes his barrel organ unique.

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