The Telephone - Destroyer of the Concert Hall

If this isn't a satire, it's the best conspiratorial prediction of how the telephone will bring doom to the performing arts; from a German inventor, and at the Nation's centennial celebration, no less!

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The Telephone - Destroyer of the Concert Hall - THE TELEPHONE. Prof. Rr7SS, a distinguished...
THE TELEPHONE. Prof. Rr7SS, a distinguished German performer performer yfcn .telegraphic instruments, has re-centlyAnade re-centlyAnade re-centlyAnade an invention which cannot fail to prve of great interest to musicians, and, indeed, to the general public. Tbe tale-phone tale-phone tale-phone for that Is the name of the new instrument instrument is intended to convey sounds from one place to another over the ordinary telegraph-wires, telegraph-wires, telegraph-wires, and it can be used to transmit transmit either the uproar of a Wagnerian orchestra orchestra or the gentle cooing of a female lecturer. In appearance, the telephone somewhat resembles resembles a Morse instrument ; but in addition to the usual quantity of magnets and pol ished brass,ejt is provided with an ear-1! ear-1! trumpet and curious collection of miscellaneous miscellaneous maiinery, of small size, bnt of presumably jfiormous horse-power. horse-power. horse-power. When Mme. Ti'rtfirais singing, or Mr. Thomas' orchestra jiplay ing, tr a champion orator is apostrophizuig the American eagle, a telephone, telephone, placed in the building where such

Clipped from The New York Times22 Mar 1876, WedPage 4

The New York Times (New York, New York)22 Mar 1876, WedPage 4
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  • The Telephone - Destroyer of the Concert Hall — If this isn't a satire, it's the best conspiratorial prediction of how the telephone will bring doom to the performing arts; from a German inventor, and at the Nation's centennial celebration, no less!

    pnuffer – 08 Mar 2013

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