The wind chest waiting to be inserted in the case

The completed wind chest, with the keys in position, is waiting to be inserted in the case.  The table would originally not have been graphited, and it is unlikely that there would have been grooving for runnings and ciphers, though the grooving did appear in early organs.  In Germany a ‘running groove’ would have been referred to as a ‘Spanischer Reiter’, perhaps with the same attitude as ‘Spanish pox’ or ‘Spanish practices’, none of them (one hastens to add) confined to Spain.