MUSIC PLAYED BY TOUCH (Jul, 1947)

MUSIC PLAYED BY TOUCH

Designed as an educational toy, an electric xylophone introduced by Barr. Inc., of Rockford, Ill., produces a tune when a pointer is inserted in holes constituting the notes of special music sheets. Each contact closes a low-voltage circuit, energizing a solenoid and causing a glass tube to be struck. The instrument has nine notes, and operates on A.C. only. Six music sheets are available.

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  1. jayessell says: July 18, 20079:39 am
  2. ANI says: August 1, 20077:41 pm

    this is highly bizarre – it’s not quite a Stylophone – we had this exact toy in the early 1980s in the Soviet Union – it was styled as a red plastic “book” with paper music sheet pages, many melodies, most of them folk songs…just shows how long some ideas take to die…

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