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The “Disease” That Struck Medieval Church Organs

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The "Disease" That Struck Medieval Church Organs

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During long, cold winters in medieval Europe, church organs grew gray, sickly-looking circles that spread over their pipes. People back then believed that this was the work of the devil, but as it turns out, it’s just some pretty simple chemistry.

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Tin Pest: A Forgotten Issue in Pb-Free Assembly?


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Organ [Orgão de tubos] (early XX Th. century) - Augusto Joaquim Claro
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