Pyrophone
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4 days ago
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Qision
4 days ago
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One can listen to audio samples on the archive.org https://web.archive.org/web/20120131171921/http://www.liyana...
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ortusdux
4 days ago
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Waterluvian
4 days ago
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Gotta love a music instrument described as having the property, “internal combustion.”
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m463
4 days ago
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Since a steam-powered organ would be external combustion, what if the working medium wasn't water vapor or hydrogen, but alcohol vapor. Then you could have a dual-combustion organ.

(also remember hhgttg's disaster area)

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Turing_Machine
4 days ago
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Someone apparently once built a 200 horsepower steam-powered trombone:

https://wondermark.com/true-stuff-the-steam-trombone/

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hoseja
4 days ago
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Slaanesh smiles.
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surfingdino
4 days ago
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I hope Benn Jordan makes a video on this subject (no sarcasm, he would do an excellent job of it).
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datpiff
4 days ago
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thih9
4 days ago
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Somewhat related, calliope: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calliope_(music) (also listed in the article).
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kstrauser
4 days ago
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Not quite the same thing, but I'd love to see the Large Hot Pipe Organ live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oceb7Uf4ucQ
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blackeyeblitzar
4 days ago
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I’m not sure what I expected, but I was thinking this would be some new Android device.
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raimondious
4 days ago
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Not an Amazon Fire phone?
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tflol
4 days ago
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It'd be interesting to stress test that thing with a Solfeggietto or some equivalent.
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