"Bear Director's Organ"
by Ignatz Blasius Bruder (1829)
displayed at Schloss Bruchsal
Photo courtesy of Wolfgang Brommer, Waldkirch

Barrel organ by Ignaz Blasius Bruder
Date: Simonswald, 23 December 1829
Pinned wooden cylinder
10 melodies
23 keys, 107 pipes in 5 registers
66 x 34 x 55 centimeters
Present Location: Schloss Bruchsal museum
Drehorgel Ignaz Blasius Bruder
Datiert :  Simonswald 23.12.1829
bestiftete Holzwalze 
10 Melodien
23 Claves, 107 Pfeifen in 5 Registern
66 x 34 x 55 cm
The organ was very early in the possession of a director of performing bears, who traveled around the countryside with the bears.  Hence the name "Bear-Director's Organ"! Die Orgel war sehr früh in Besitz eines Bährenführers, der mit Bähren über Land zog.  Daher der Name "Bährenführer-Orgel "

rev. 4 Feb 1999