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Unique Catalogue reference number

Accession list letter and number

Status of this record and
date of last change of status

Instrument name

Manufacturer

Model

Date and 
place of manufacture

Intended for use in

Original Power source

Power source now

Instrument status

Short description

Technology used

Media played

Owner

Rarity (guess at working examples worldwide)

Date acquired

How acquired

Current location in Museum

Theremin

15

M

71

Draft

2024-04-23

Theremin

RCA

1930

c 1930

RCA factory USA

Concert hall and stage as part of a musical ensemble

?

240v AC

Playable and frequently demonstrated on tours

Non-contact monophonic instrument. No player mechanism. This is a musical instrument which is played by hand but without being touched. It produces a single note, the pitch of which is changed by the proximity of the right hand to the vertical antenna while the volume is controlled by the left hand over a loop antenna.

Audible sound wave generated as the beats frequency resulting from two supersonic oscillators.

None. No self-playing capability.

Musical Museum

2021

?

Gallery 2

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Weblinks

https://rcatheremin.com/


http://www.thereminworld.com/


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musaire

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