BBC Radiophonic Workshop Items

Made:
1963-1993
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Mijwiz, twin reed musical instrument. Front 3/4 view of whole object against graduated grey background
Science Museum Group Collection
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Mijwiz, twin reed musical instrument. Front 3/4 view of whole object against graduated grey background
Science Museum Group Collection
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Plastic Swannee Whistle. Front 3/4 view of whole object against graduated grey background
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Plastic Swannee Whistle. Front 3/4 detail view of object against graduated grey background
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Plastic Ocarina. Front 3/4 view of whole object against graduated grey background
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Plastic Ocarina. Front 3/4 view of whole object against white background
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Tambourine. Front 3/4 view of whole object against graduated grey background
Science Museum Group Collection
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Tambourine. Front 3/4 detail view of object against graduated grey background
Science Museum Group Collection
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Beater. Overhead view of whole object against graduated grey background
Science Museum Group Collection
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Beater. Overhead detail view of object against graduated grey background
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Hand bell. Front 3/4 view of whole object against graduated grey background
Science Museum Group Collection
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Hand bell. Front 3/4 view of whole object against graduated grey background
Science Museum Group Collection
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"Crystal Palace" capacitive fader designed by Dave Young, 1967. Front 3/4 view of whole object against graduated grey
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"Crystal Palace" capacitive fader designed by Dave Young, 1967. Front 3/4 detail view of object against black
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Tape splicing black with tape and razor blade. Front 3/4 view of whole object against graduated grey background
Science Museum Group Collection
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Lampshade used as a sound source by Delia Derbyshire for "Blue Veils and golden sands, 1967. Front 3/4 view of whole
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Lampshade used as a sound source by Delia Derbyshire for "Blue Veils and golden sands, 1967. Front 3/4 view of whole
Science Museum Group Collection
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Tape guide with stand, labelled "do not fiddle with". Front 3/4 view of whole object against light grey background
Science Museum Group Collection
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Tape guide with stand, labelled "do not fiddle with". Front 3/4 detail view of object against graduated grey background.
Science Museum Group Collection
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Beater. Front 3/4 view of whole object against graduated grey background.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Beater. 3/4 detail view of object against graduated grey background.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Tambourine. Front 3/4 view of whole object against graduated grey background.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Tambourine. Front 3/4 view of whole object against graduated grey background.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Tambourine. Front 3/4 view of whole object against graduated grey background
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Tambourine. Front 3/4 detail view ofobject against graduated grey background.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

"Crystal Palace" capacitive fader designed by Dave Young, 1967. Front 3/4 view of whole object against graduated grey
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

"Crystal Palace" capacitive fader designed by Dave Young, 1967. Front 3/4 view of whole object against graduated grey
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

"Crystal Palace" capacitive fader designed by Dave Young, 1967. Front 3/4 detail view of object against black
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Hand bell. Front 3/4 view of whole object against graduated grey background.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Tape guide. Front 3/4 view of whole object against graduated grey background.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Tape guide. Front 3/4 view of whole object against graduated grey background.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Mijwiz, twin reed musical instrument. Front 3/4 view of whole object against graduated grey background.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Plastic Swannee Whistle. Front 3/4 view of whole object against graduated grey background.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Plastic Swannee Whistle. Front 3/4 detail view of object against graduated grey background.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Plastic Ocarina. Front view of whole object against graduated grey background.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Plastic Ocarina. Rear 3/4 detail view of object against white background.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Lampshade used as a sound source by Delia Derbyshire for "Blue Veils and golden sands, 1967. Front 3/4 view of whole
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Items from the BBC's Radiophonic Workshop, 1963-1993. Three boxes containing various musical instruments, drumsticks, bells, gongs, recorders, etc. Plus tape splicing items & contact microphone used in the Radiophonic Workshop. There is a Fortiphone device and mouthpiece in its original box, but the model number is not clear. This is a fascinating instrument which, using a false upper palate, fitted with a transistor buzzer, takes over the duties of the human larynx. Sound produced by the buzzer or artificial voice is modulated by the movement of the lips and mouth, producing clearly intelligible words. It was originally designed by a dental surgeon.

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Category:
Television
Object Number:
2012-5118/242
type:
radiophonic workshop items
credit:
The BBC Collection

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