• Short Summary

    Reymos the Ventromusician plays a musical instrument that he invented.

  • Description

    Titles read: "Something New in Musical Experiments. Reymos, The Ventromusician, demonstrates a novel instrument."

    London (probably Pathe Studio).

    M/S of 'Ventromusician' Reymos, standing and playing a musical instrument that he invented. It has 220 strings on several flat boards that are arranged to be played for musical accompaniment rather than melodies - it sounds like a harp.

    Reymos then slides a glass tumbler up and down the strings to simulate the sound of a human voice. He talks to the 'voice' and gets it to recite 'Old Mother Hubbard'. He then plays the instrument and hums along with it; not sure what the tune is, it could be 'The Lost Chord'.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1064.02
    Media URN:
    37294
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    26/09/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:04:00 / 01:04:16:00
    Canister:
    PT 131

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