Praetorius has made note of a reed in the Stralsund organ, with narrow resonators throughout; he records there “L.B. Bötze.” I do not know what to make of this. If the stop actually bears this name, again I do not know what sort of a word it is or what it means.
Stralsund is a city in the northeast corner of Germany.
The only definition I have been able to find for the word
bötze is “profiteer” (Yiddish?), from a web
page dealing with the Torah:
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