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Klaus Josef Riepp

G&G are all on furlough, since we cannot work in the workshop and cannot work from home.  We hope it won’t be long before small manufacturing businesses are allowed to start work again, but in the meantime I have been gathering illustrations, finishing articles and other pieces of work, and getting in touch with people who probably haven’t heard from me for years.  I have been looking for a half-remembered illustration of an 18th century organ builder with proportional dividers and eventually found the man I have been looking for.  Despite his serious look Riepp seems to have been a delightful man, a wine-producer as well as an organ builder.  I am not sure where this picture is to be found, perhaps in the Cathedral museum at Dijon where he lived.