The instrument also made quite an impression on another American inventor, Mark Twain , who enthusiastically demonstrated it through the telephone during a New Year’s gathering at his home, after giving a speech about his own not inconsiderable status as an innovator and early adopter of new technologies. “Unfortunately for Thaddeus Cahill,” writes William Weir at The Hartford Courant , “Twain’s support wasn’t enough to make a success of the Telharmonium.” Learn more about the instrument’s history in the documentary above, or from this book written by the film’s director .
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