The Goat Organ is designed and made by Matt Smith a rather elaborate automata involving five organ pipes two sets of bellows and nine valves .
The goat on the floor pumps the bellows whilst the goat on the organ hits the keys , both goats are of course singing .
As this is going on the organ pipes slide up and down and produce a tune.........( of sorts ). The organ is made of black walnut , ebony and beech , the goats are lime and rosewood , The box is Douglas fir with the mechanism being made of stainless steel , brass , birch plywood , yew , and special bellows leather . Each of these takes me longer to make than it used to take British Leyland to make a Mini ( hence the price ! ! ) A limited edition of fifteen finished in December 2003.
The model is 200mm x 130mm x 480mm high