1906 TELHARMONIUM 1st Electronic Synthesizer

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If anyone pics this up, please make a proper scan and send it in.
„Original HARPER’S WEEKLY illustrated journal, dated March 10, 1906. COMPLETE in 32 pgs, lacking covers; 4to (13 1/4″ x 9 1/4“). IN FINE CONDITION!

Featured in this issue is the DOUBLE PAGE+ article „ORCHESTRAL MUSIC FROM A DYNAMO“ (Telharmonium, the FIRST electronic musical instrument) containing THREE (3) original photo image views: „THE KEY-BOARD OF THE TELHARMONIUM, WHICH CONTROLS THE FORMATION OF THE MUSICAL TONES“ (5″ X 7″), „THE GROUP OF ALTERNATORS WHICH PRODUCE THE MUSICAL TONES IN DR. (Thaddeus) CAHILL’S INVENTION“ (4″ X 7″), & „THE ‚TONE-MIXER‘ BY WHICH IS CLAMED THAT A WIDE VARIETY OF INSTRUMENTAL TONE QUALITIES CAN BE PRODUCED“ (5″ X 4 1/4″).

A sample of the article reads, „What are the qualifications of an ideal musical instrument?…Yet an instrument has been invented by Dr. Thaddeus Cahill, of Holyoke, Massachusetts, which seems to possess the qualifications called for to a notable degree, and in thses days of electrical invention it is not surprising to learn that the agent which accomplishes this remarkable result is electricity…“.

Additional illustrated articles/photo image galleries in this issue include: „THE CRIME AGAINST NIAGARA (Falls)“, „THE MISSIONARY AND THE AFRICAN SAVAGE“, and MORE!“

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