Glass Harmonica

Made:
1862 in Czech Republic
maker:
E Pohl

Glass harmonica, in mahogany case, made by E Pohl, Bohemia. L. 4 ft. 1 in., H. 3 ft. The Glass Harmonica consists of a series of glass bells, which are affixed in regular order to an iron spindle lying horizontally in a case, and which by simple machinery are set in motion by the feet. The sound is produced by the performer moistening his fingers and pressing them on the bells while these are rotating. The Glass Armonica was invented by Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) in 1761.

Details

Category:
Acoustics
Object Number:
1866-1
Materials:
glass, iron and mahogany
type:
musical instrument
credit:
Pohl, C F

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