This remarkable device was invented by Frenchman Jean Auscher as an acoustic navigation device in case of radar failure on small vessels. Shown at the 1960 Brussels Inventor’s Fair, and, one suspects, nowhere else ever again.
Want one! More fun at the Amplifier Institute’s page of failed projects.
14 thoughts on “Could You Speak Up A Little?”
That’s a find.
And now, Barry, on a local note ( I was born in the area , West Flanders, where you still live, as you know) & musical:
– Maene ( Ruiselede) http://www.maene.be/en/homepage.htm, has now been invited to take care of the restauration of the first ever build Steiway piano. It’s a piano from the time Steinway was still living in Germany. Maene is indeed very good & thus : a humble man ( no trace of haughtyness on his site). It’s arts & crafts.
– The organ / piano of the poor , “ordinary” people , that’s the accordeon. Did you know that one of the best brands was a Lichtervelde? Produced over there, in that neighbouring village, early 20th century.
Are those toilet plungers on your ears, or are you just happy to hear me?
Aw…There’s a Lady’s model! I want THAT one!
Not sure about the head-mounted turntable (Project 2). It would fit bernard perfectly though.
[quote comment=”88″]West Flanders, where you still live, as you know[/quote]
All these years of being convinced I live in East Flanders!
Thanks for straightening that out for me, bernard! 😀
Now serious again.
Ever listened to sounds , no : Music playded on a toy piano?
Yes, there’are truly great scores for that particular musical instrument. Just discover them all.
( My name is Herr Seele).
Herr Seele is a Belgian cartoonist , called Cowboy Henk. http://www.cowboyhenk.com/
His basic skill is Pianos, as he happens to be a piano tuner.
He rentented an old cinema room in Ostend to display them all, his more than 200 pianos.
A freak, Herr Seele.
[quote comment=”95″]Herr Seele is a Belgian cartoonist, called Cowboy Henk. [/quote]
No, Herr Seele is a Belgian cartoonist called “Herr Seele”, whose main claim to fame is a weekly cartoon called “Cowboy Henk”, which is published weekly in Humo. Herr Seele has an on-and-off creative relationship with Kamagurka — a brilliant Flemish cartoonist in his own right (who at one time created a cartoon together with one FZ). In many cases the “Cowboy Henk” story-boards are conceived by Kamagurka.
I’m just sayin’. Pfff bernard…
Reminds me of something a misogynist gynecologist might wear…
By the way a godd blog, mixing all genres , is
” Conspicuous consumption of music, live and otherwise, in New York City”
Looks like a special device from The Vault to listen to QuAUDIOPHILIAc.
yes, but its still only for Stereophiliac – but Loudophiliac! 🙂
Roland:Balint you’ve got right. It remains me on my fan-tshirt, i would like to wear during TUISELS next event: DEAD MAN DON’T PLAY LIVE
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