• Short Summary

    Andre Ledor demonstrates his new musical invention - the Ethonium.

  • Description

    Andre Ledor (aka Andrew Leader) and his new invention - the Ethonium (aka the Uthonium).

    Pathe Studios, London.

    Ledor's invention allows him to play any wireless as a musical instrument. Ledor places an piece of electrical apparatus in front of the wireless (the wireless is emitting static). By waving his hand between the wireless and the apparatus Ledor makes various wails and squeaks. He does a number of impressions, most bizarre of which is "a bee stinging a puppy".

    He then plays a haunting melody using the contraption - looks like a theramin. He waves his hand about as if he were playing an invisible harp. In his other hand he holds a wire - the real controls of the instrument? Quirky - to say the least!

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1216.16
    Media URN:
    41603
    Group:
    New sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:43:00 / 01:25:27:00
    Canister:
    NSP 9

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