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1937 - Seated in an easy chair is Mrs. William E. Danforth playing the electrical musical instrument developed by her husband, Dr. W.E. Danforth

THE OSCILLION

E&MP 88.016

Music Recording - Electronic

May 1937

Seated in an easy chair is Mrs. William E. Danforth playing the electrical musical instrument developed by her husband, Dr. W.E. Danforth, for use in the non-paid Swarthmore Symphony Orchestra.

By sliding the finger on the strips of metal atop the box the tones of the French horn or the bass clarinet issue from the loud speaker seen in the right background.

Negative No. 448

[appears to be similar to E&MP 88.001]


Original Caption by Science Service
© Dr. W. E. Danforth, Bartol Research Foundation



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