If you live in a big city, odds are that you’ve seen a street performer with a harmonica in his mouth and a drum at his feet. And while that seems like some pretty epic multitasking, it’s nothing compared to this guy.
The instrument he’s playing is an American Fotoplayer. Used between the years of 1912 and 1925, it was specifically designed to create sound effects and live scoring for silent films.
Using a series of foot pedals, organs, whistles, drums. and bells, this guy absolutely shreds at making wackadoo chase music you might hear in a Looney Tunes short.
Unfortunately for the Fotoplayer business, sound films made them pretty much obsolete. It’s a rare treat to see one actually played as there are currently fewer than 50 that have survived — only 12 of which are actually playable!
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