historical-nonfiction:

Tipu’s Tiger, a life-size, working mechanical organ. That happens to be shaped like a tiger eating a man. When cranked, you can hear the tiger growling happily as the man wails in agony. The  tiger automaton was made for Tipu Sultan, ruler of Mysore in South India from 1782-1799.

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alfsaga:

The Celtic Harp (By Jolanda van Tuijl)

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calledback:

CDV from the 1860s of seven apparent siblings, each with a musical instrument, from horns to a harp, as photographed by E.H. Ives of Niles, Michigan

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picture-mania:

From my previous site.
Its source is unknown.

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thingsorganizedneatly:

SUBMISSION: Morton Bros Piano, dismantled by Tom Fotheringham

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