An awesome 1917 patent for adding dialogue to silent movies




Bonus points if it made the noise the way that Happy New Year noisemakers do. Moviegoers wouldn’t have been able to hear it, but just imagine how whimsical silent film sets would have sounded!


Why limit it to dialogue?


Would be a great way to literally talk out of your ass…*

*requires ingestion of several bean burritos


Now I need to see a silent film that used this technique, dammit.


Well it would work perfectly for comic book adaptations.


Actually I have a collection of these to use when, you know, the party’s winding down, and it’s just too tiresome to actually talk to people.


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