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Errors & Corrections in Formatting

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Translations

Where my sources have quoted other sources in foreign languages without providing translations, I have attempted to cobble together translations with the help of AltaVista/Babelfish, foreign language dictionaries (see Bibliography), and what I can remember from grade school French and German. The following entries contain quotations for which I have been unable to obtain satisfactory or complete English translations.

French

Flautone

Etymologies

I need help tracing the etymologies of the following stop names:

Cornetz a Boucquin
Doef, Doff, Doif, Doof, Döff
Flaut Hemiol
Krumet
Reinforza a Ligne
Trompeta Recordata


Pictures

I would like to obtain digital photographs (not drawings) of the following stops. In general, I'd prefer photos of ranks rather than individual pipes, and a rank on a voicing jack (unobscured by other ranks) would be best of all.

Aeoline Reed
Apfelregal
Bell Clarinet
Bell Flute
Bird Whistle
Celesta
Cone Gedeckt
Cromorne
Diaphone
Dolcan
Fan Tuba
Gemsrohrflote
Holzdulzian
Holzrankett
Holzregal
Keraulophone
Knopfregal
Kopfregal
Krummhorn
Labial Oboe
Labial Clarinet
Melodia
Messingregal
Orchestral Violin
Pyramid Flute
Rankett
Regal - any regal with interesting resonators
Rohr Schalmei
Seraphonflute, Seraphongedeckt, etc.
Sordun
Spitzflote
Trichterregal
Trichterdulzian
Wedge Flute


Miscellaneous Questions

Irwin states that the Twenty-Ninth speaks at D when played from a C key, and only approximates the ninth harmonic. The only known example of this stop name occurs on the Atlantic City organ, from which Irwin apparently took much of his information. This example is not unified from an octave-speaking rank, and thus is presumably tuned properly to reinforce the ninth harmonic, rather than the note D. Does anyone know if this stop is, or ever was, improperly tuned, thus explaining Irwin's confusion, or was Irwin just plain wrong?



 
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