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Thaddeus Cahill «Telharmonium»
Thaddeus Cahill, «Telharmonium», 1906
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 Thaddeus Cahill

b 1867 in Iowa, died 1934 in New York City (USA); in 1897 in Washington Thaddeus Cahilll patented an organ with a weight of almost 200 tons; this invention became known as Telharmonium or Dynamophon, first presented to a larger audience in 1906. Cahill's idea was too advanced for his time and didn't bring any profit. Cahill died as a poor man.