Foucher-Gasparini

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Foucher-Gasparini was a builder of barrel organs. It was based in Paris, France and existed from 1865 to 1928.

Gasparini travelled from Italy to learn organ building, forming a partnership with Frenchman Foucher in Paris from 1865. The organs were noted for their soft tones, with their trademarks being the rounded shape of the front piece, with many curls and other decorations.[1]

The company exported many organs to the Netherlands, and 52-key Gasparini organs are common in France. It remained in business until 1928[2] when it was bought by Limonaire Frères.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Foucher-Gasparini". draaiorgel.org. Retrieved 2011-03-29. 
  2. ^ Liquidation documents from Limonaire Frères factory in 1932