A Fantastic Steam Organ, c. 1910 Large steam engine plant, oval mahogany-planked brass boiler, double-action cylinder, working governor, 7 in. Ø flywheel, feed pump with reservoir, wooden building containing cylinder musical movement, peep show, rolling ball on rocker and rotating figure, dark ornated wooden base with drawers, matching cover, needs new belts and small repairs, overall size 17 ¾ x 14 ½ x 15 ¾ in.
The Rocket Launcher T34 (Calliope) was a tank-mounted multiple rocket launcher used by the US Army during WW2. The launcher was placed atop the Medium Tank M4, and fired a barrage of 4.5 in (114 mm) M8 rockets from 60 launch tubes. It was developed in 1943; small numbers were produced and were used by various US armor units in 1944-45. It adopts its name from the musical instrument "Calliope", also known as the steam organ, which had similarly lined pipes.