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Stops & Pipes Gallery 4

No.7: The Zimbelstern

Usually in the form of a shaft mounted high in the organ front, with a rotating star of wood or metal at the end and a series of bells or chimes inside on tappets actuated by the rotation. That in the illustration is driven by a jet of wind.

Popular in Northern Europe, particularly Germany in 17th and 18th Centuries.