The mechanical version of a glass harp, called a glass armonica, was invented by none other than Benjamin Franklin in 1761. Also, a new word for us: hydrodaktulopsychicharmonica — harmonica to produce music for the soul by fingers dipped in water,” — hydro- for “water,” daktul (daktyl) for “finger,” psych- for “soul”. One can be found at the Musée de la Musique in Paris.
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