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date: 13 November 2019

Radareed organlocked

  • Hugh Davies

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An inexpensive electronic organ developed by George P. Gubbins of Oak Park, Illinois, in the late 1940s and manufactured on a limited basis during the 1950s. Its tuned reeds were contained in resonators made of wood pulp; the vibrations were converted by electrostatic pickups into voltage variations and made audible over a loudspeaker. The Cathedral model of the Radareed organ had three manuals. Gubbins, a radar purchasing advisor to the US Navy during World War II, held a design patent (...

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