What the… ?

Apparently this curiosity is an Auxetophone! An early gramophone, by all accounts…

“…Compressed air gramophones were gramophones which employed compressed air and a pneumatic amplifier to amplify the recorded sound.
One of the earliest versions was the Auxetophone, designed by the British engineer Sir Charles Parsons. It was capable of producing sufficient volume to broadcast public music performances from the top of the Blackpool Tower, and was said to be loud enough to cause people to vacate the front rows of seats in an auditorium.” – Wikipedia

The Auxetophone!

The Auxetophone!

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One Response to What the… ?

  1. This is great! I’ll include this little tidbit in my Music technology course next year. Thanks Brendan. :)

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