Here's a delicious potted history of the Euphonia, a mid-19th century gadget that could simulate human speech by pumping bellows-fed air over an artificial tongue set in a chamber of weird plates and valves. It had a severe woman's face and coils of hair in ringlets, and spoke in a "weird, ghostly monotone." By pumping… READ THE REST
Wax cylinder recording or GTFO. XD
Wow, steampunk Wintermute..
Damn you, beat me by 2 minutes!
has anyone reproduced this? i'd like to hear what it sounds like...
I misread that as "severed woman's face" which made it even more macabre.
I too would love to hear what this sounds like!
Nice to see a female robot that everyone isn't drooling over.
Wolfgang von Kempelen made a 'Speaking Machine' the century before. There is a perfunctory demonstration of a replica on youtube.
This is such a tease. I really expected to hear this thing...
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