Sunday, September 13, 2015

ODD MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS of the past

 A 1200s musician with instrument
1200s?     
    
ODD MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
   
1742 strange music instrument bladder
a 1742 music instrument
     
ODD MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
   
1742 strange music instrument bladder
1742: We can almost still hear the wheeze of the bladder.
     
ODD MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
   
An 1820 hammerflugel decorated
a Hammerflugel (small piano)
     
ODD MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
   
photograph of 1821 Claviharpe
In this 1821 Claviharpe,  keyboard action plucked
the Harp strings   Click image twice for full size
     
ODD MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
   
1823 nail violins photograph
1823 nail violins  The nails were tuned by length,
 and played with some kind of bow.
     
ODD MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
   
photograph of an 1850 Melophone
An 1850 Melophone
     
ODD MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
   
An 1851 doubleneck stringed instrument
An 1851 doubleneck stringed instrument
     
ODD MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
   
music instruments of Siam
Instruments of Siam, from an old book  see full size
     
ODD MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
   
photograph of 1851 metal and wood music stand
an 1851 metal and wood music
stand
     
ODD MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
   
1890 zither heads by Franz Waldecker & Co.
1890 zither heads
         
ODD MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
      
1890 zithers by Franz Waldecker & Co.
1890 zithers   Click smaller images twice for full size
     
ODD MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
   
1890 cornet horn  
an 1890 cornet
     
ODD MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
   
photograph of 1901 Myriophone with Mr. & Mrs. Karsy
the 1901 Myriophone
     
ODD MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
   
photograph of a 1931 composite musical instrument
1931
     
ODD MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
   
photograph of 1936 music instrument the solfia
the solfia
     
ODD MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
   
photograph of A 1946 Gibson Ultratone steel guitar with plastic body
A 1946 steel guitar with plastic body.
     
ODD MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
   
photograph of a circus calliope, or circus organ
The circus calliope will play us out for this week.
          
     
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