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Pyrophone (wikipedia.org)
103 points by drdee 6 days ago | hide | past | favorite | 13 comments

One can listen to audio samples on the archive.org https://web.archive.org/web/20120131171921/http://www.liyana...

Gotta love a music instrument described as having the property, “internal combustion.”

Since a steam-powered organ would be external combustion, what if the working medium wasn't water vapor or hydrogen, but alcohol vapor. Then you could have a dual-combustion organ.

(also remember hhgttg's disaster area)

Someone apparently once built a 200 horsepower steam-powered trombone:


Slaanesh smiles.

I hope Benn Jordan makes a video on this subject (no sarcasm, he would do an excellent job of it).

Somewhat related, calliope: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calliope_(music) (also listed in the article).

Not quite the same thing, but I'd love to see the Large Hot Pipe Organ live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oceb7Uf4ucQ

I’m not sure what I expected, but I was thinking this would be some new Android device.

Not an Amazon Fire phone?

It'd be interesting to stress test that thing with a Solfeggietto or some equivalent.

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