- Elektronische Orgel
This is a small toy organ made in Hong Kong - it looks like made in
1970th or early 1980th. On the box stands in German: "An ideal children
electronic organ with 2 keyboards and vibrato!" The beep sound with optional
vibrato resembles much a classic Stylophone.
2 keyboards with each 8 mini keys (low and high octave); the tiny black
keys are fake and make no sound.
no volume control
monophonic analogue squarewave tone generator based on IC "UA555TC, F 8130"
(8 pin DIL)
On the organ is a sticker "Hahaha", which may be a brand name of
the original manufacturer (or rather a comment to the sound quality of
this tablehooter?!). At the box is a label of the German mail order shop
"Quelle International", with the product number 345.610 0. Because
of the monophonic tone generators the 2 keyboards can not be used to play
2 notes at the same time - instead they just correspond to a 15 key keyboard
without black keys. Interesting is that the upper keyboard contains the
same PCB like the lower keyboard, but has empty solder holes instead of
a separate tone generator. Possibly originally a 2 note polyphonic version
with 1 tone generator per keyboard was planned but not implemented to reduce
cost. The organ has no volume control and toots unpleasantly loud; it can
be basically regarded as a member of the same hardware family like my Golden
Camel 7A, although by its higher age it is certainly not a that
ridiculously fake specimen like the latter, but was rather a quite average
toy organ at the time it came out. (I later gave this GoodPlay organ
to a toy organ collector in exchange for 2 other mini keyboards.)
of these screws voids warranty...