NM4099 : The 'Orchestrion' Kinloch Castle, Rum

taken 9 years ago, near to Kinloch, Highland, Great Britain

The 'Orchestrion' Kinloch Castle, Rum
The 'Orchestrion' Kinloch Castle, Rum
The ultimate development of the pianola system to play by machinery a set of instruments to represent a 40-piece orchestra. The music is stored on a paper drum which unwinds through the playing mechanism, controlling levers and bellows operating a pipe organ, percussion and other instruments. Sir George Bullough bought this in 1906 and it is now thought to be one of only two examples still in working order. It is demonstrated to visitors on the guided tour of the castle.

For more information see the recent book ‘Eccentric Wealth – The Bulloughs of Rum’ by Alastair Scott, Birlinn 2011.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 13 May, 2012   (more nearby)
Sunday, 20 May, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Housing, Dwellings 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 4015 9955 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:0.8214N 6:16.9328W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NM 4015 9955
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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