Artificial aid to speech by Fortiphone

maker:
Fortiphone Ltd

Fortiphone device and mouthpiece in its original box, but the model number is not clear. This instrument uses a false upper palate, fitted with a transistor buzzer, to take 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. Part of BBC Radiophonic Workshop collection

Details

Category:
Television
Collection:
BBC Heritage Collection
Object Number:
2012-5118/242/27
Materials:
electronic components, metal (unknown) and plastic (unidentified)
Measurements:
In box, lying flat: 40 mm x 105 mm x 85 mm,
type:
radiophonic workshop items