What Is It?: This week’s mys­tery is a bit of a mind ben­der

A bit of a mind ben­der

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - CONTENTS -

MOST of­ten our weekly mys­tery item is from a by­gone era and although very cool they are not very use­ful in 2016.

How­ever this one, which dates back to the 1920s, still has a mod­ern day ap­pli­ca­tion.

It has a small metal sheet that is con­nected to a wire frame and some knobs.

It bends more than you might think and that has an ef­fect on its out­put. The item can be shaken, but not stirred. Its can be rather loud or the po­lar op­po­site.

Over the years this item — or one like it — has been use­ful for mu­si­cians rang­ing from opera to funk, from jazz to punk to hip-hop mu­sic. Even long-run­ning car­toon The Simp­sons has a link to this item.

If you know what it is, please shoot us an email at tassieliv­ing@news.com.au

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