Re Angelo Rulli's request in 000108 MMDigest. According to Bowers' Encyclopedia, page 766, there were at least four types of Mignon organs: 22 notes/22 reeds, 22 notes/44 reeds (the most popular model), 32 notes/64 reeds, and the "Harmonieux" model with 40 notes and 120 reeds, so there is one model with a greater compass than the 32-note type.
Technically, all the models were the same, and the spacing of the notes was identical. I have included a drawing of the 22-note model. Early models had small bellows as pneumatics; the later models (from 1904) had a pneumatic system with membranes. Music can still be ordered: Mr. van der Vlugt, in Tilburg, Netherlands, still makes the music rolls. He has no e-mail, but I can forward messages to him.
Regards from Holland,
Hans van Oost
Sun, 09 Jan 2000 13:26:22 +0100
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