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1935 - PHOTONA schematic diagram


E&MP 88.012

Music Recording - Electronic

ca. 1935

[schematic diagram - no text]

Original Caption by Science Service


Additional Information:

The "Syntronic Organ" (1934) & The "Photona" (1935) Syntronic Organ was an electro-optical tone generator based instrument engineered by Ivan Eremeef and L. Stokowski and was able to produce "one-hour of continuous variation" created by an optically generated tone using films of tone-wheels.

Ivan Eremeef later created the "Photona" a 12 electro-optical tone generator based system, developed at WCAU radio, Philadelphia, USA.

Courtesy - 120 years of electronic music - http://www.obsolete.com

National Museum of American History


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