Uncategorized — December 28, 2008 at 9:59 am

Ben Franklin’s Glass Armonica


Just saw this over at TYWKIWDBI (“Things you wouldn’t know if we didn’t blog it”), my latest must-visit-daily blog. It’s a glass armonica played by someone dressed as Ben Franklin and very good at it.

The glass armonica operates on the same principle as making a wine glass sing by rubbing a wetted finger around the rim. Benjamin Franklin mounted a bunch of glass bowls on a spindle and the way it’s designed, you can actually play up to ten notes at once.

I’m just sayin’…