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date: 21 September 2019

Bigophone [Bigothphone]locked

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[Bigothphone]

A Mirliton invented in 1888 by Bigot. A descendant of the Eunuch-flute, it was made of zinc or cardboard in various shapes, often in the form of orchestral brass instruments. Similar mirlitons were called Varinette, Jazzophone or Cantophone. Bigophones were given literary recognition by André Malraux in Lunes en papier...

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