Punch,  54 (1868), 111.

A New Musical Conductor



Essay, Drollery


Sound, Music, Invention, Steam-power

    Notes from a passage in Tyndall 1867 how John Tyndall explained that music could be transmitted to great distances using wooden conductors. Discusses the possibility of using this to listen to Crystal Palace concerts 'without the bore of going to them'. Warns that 'great care must be taken in laying down the sound-tubes, so that no unpleasant noises [for example, 'the whistle of a steam-engine'] may chance to be conveyed by them'.

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