Dear Pierluigi, I also have a Gavioli "Harmoniflûte" monkey organ, labeled:
Harmoniflûte à Trombone.
Systeme Gavioli Breveté & Patented.
14 Rue D'Aligre, Paris.
I believe it was built around 1855. It has 38 notes in three registers, and it plays eight tunes. I have not seen a catalog entry for this organ, but most reproduction catalogs are dated 1880 or later.
The most novel part of this organ is the "trombone", which is a cylinder containing 3 reeds. Internally it looks something like a 3-tone chime whistle.
I would like to have pictures of your organ, if they are available. What is the serial number of the organ (usually printed on the case inside)?
25 Oct 2003 10:30:25 -0700