Die Drehleier

by Marianne Bröcker

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Illustrations, page 27

261. Technical drawing of a German hurdy-gurdy (18th cent.)


262. Technical drawing of a Swedish hurdy-gurdy


263. Technical drawing of a Bohemian hurdy-gurdy


264. Marcel Soing in his workshop


265. View of the workshop


266. Placing the inner blocks in the form, to which the ribs will be fastened


267. Bending the rib


268. The center rib is always placed first


269. The other ribs are glued, always alternating outward from the center rib


270. Unfastening from the form

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© Original text in German copyright 1977, Verlag für systematische Musikwissenschaft GmbH
© Translation copyright 2005, Olympic Musical Instruments and the Bröcker Tranlation Group