swell box


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swell box

n. Music
A chamber of an organ that houses a pipe or pipes and has shutters for controlling volume.
Translations

swell box

n (Mus) → Schwellwerk nt
References in classic literature ?
They strolled along together, and presently Winsett said: "Look here, what I'm really after is the name of the dark lady in that swell box of yours--with the Beauforts, wasn't she?
The organ was later given a reallocation and the second manual has been put in a swell box.
Most of the 700 pipes in the $260,000 instrument are located in the oak case, called a swell box.