Archive for October 22nd, 2008

22
Oct
08

Al’s brother’s chess table

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22
Oct
08

MAELZEL’S CHESS-PLAYER

http://www.eapoe.org/works/essays/maelzelb.htm

22
Oct
08

Seneca Violin

 

The violin Ralph sat on and destroyed…

22
Oct
08

Trick r Treat

this film seems to be in limbo?

 

Synopsis

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggDNhd5FC2U

Halloween is the night when the dead rise to walk among us, the rituals surrounding All Hallows Eve were constructed to protect us from the evil that is released. One small town is about to be taught a terrifying lesson of what happens when traditions are not kept alive.

22
Oct
08

O2 Harp

Made by the Harmonic Reed Corporation of Philadelphia, this harmonica has several unique features. It is mostly made from Bakelite, with an integral body and casing vaguely reminiscent of the Hohner CX-12, with an ivory coloured mouthpiece attached to the front of the instrument. Despite looking just like the 10-hole diatonic in their All-American series, this is indeed a chromatic harmonica, due to the ingenious tuning. The blow reeds provide a C major scale starting on the C above middle C, going up one octave and a major third to E; the draw reed give notes one semitone above the blow notes. This arrangement was covered by US patent 2276501, granted in 1942 to Ettore F. Manieri. Of course, as this harmonica only has 10-holes, this gives a very limited range to the instrument.




1984 Computer portrait from State Fair

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