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The Hupfeld Phonoliszt Violina – a self-playing violin invented in 1907
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KindaScratchy
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From The Strad:

Invented in 1907, the Hupfeld Company’s ‘violin player’ was one of the marvels revealed at the World’s Fair of 1910 in Brussels.

The instrument is a combination of a player piano and three violins (each with only one active string), which are mounted vertically and played with a rotating circular bow and robotic fingers.

Read more and see a video...

When the work's all done and the sun's settin' low,

I pull out my fiddle and I rosin up the bow.

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That's pretty darn cool 😀 

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