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Hauntingly cool organ

Posted September 15, 2008 6:46 a.m. EDT
Updated September 15, 2008 7:08 a.m. EDT

Not "Twitter" as in "mini-blogging application of dubious value." Check out this video of a "twitter organ." 

I have no idea how it produces noise. It's hard to find anything on the Web about these organs, but here's what says:

"These diminutive music boxes were a cherished ornament in the drawing rooms of ladies in 18th century France and now can have a place in yours too. Simply scroll the punch card through the organ to coax a tune of chirping canaries through the pipes. Did we mention you get to construct it yourself?"

Well, there you go.

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