5184 Cavaillé-Coll

This minor planet is named after French organ builder Aristide Cavaillé-Coll (1811 – 1899). He was perhaps the most brilliant organ builder of the 19th century. His instruments used cutting-edge pneumatic technology at the time, and he published many scientific articles based on his inventions and research, It was often said that his organs were more like an orchestra in a box, as he innovated the technique of simulating the sounds of orchestral wind instruments.

The symbol of this minor planet is a piano glyph rotated with the flat edge on top, with an asteroidal star inside, and four vertical lines above representing pipes.

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