London, South Kensington
14 December 2000
A table barrel organ,
the twelve-key action with twelve wood pipes, hand-written list of eight tunes in the lid, in mahogany case with ebony stringing and oval simulated pipe panel, on bracket feet -- 13½in. (34cm.) high, early 19th century, the inside inscribed Wm. Brooking organ builder Exeter
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Langwill and Boston (Church & Chamber Barrel Organs, p. 46)record Brooking & Son at Gandy Street, Exeter, 1821, Upper Paul Street in 1844, H. Brooking in 1847 and back at Gandy Street in 1851.
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