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date: 16 November 2019

Una-Fonlocked

  • Hugh Davies

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Small electronic organ manufactured for several years during the 1930s by J.C. Deagan of Chicago. Designed for open-air performance (for use at skating rinks, and for functions such as political meetings and auctions) it could produce the volume and timbre of brass instruments. Two versions were available, respectively with 33 and 49 notes (one oscillator per note), and the instrument could be powered by a large storage battery for outdoor presentations. A Una-Fon was included by Percy Grainger in a rescoring of his ...

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