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steam organ

calliope (def 1).
Origin of steam organ
First recorded in 1785-95 Unabridged
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  • There was a steam organ on a decorated truck followed by a band and the mounted circus performers which drew a great crowd.

British Dictionary definitions for steam organ

steam organ

a type of organ powered by steam, once common at fairgrounds, in which the pipes are sounded either by a keyboard or in a sequence determined by a moving punched card US name calliope
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