Oberlin College and Conservatory

Elisha Gray Showcase Talk

Friday, April 19 at 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Perlik Commons, Science Center
119 Woodland Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

Roderic Knight, emeritus professor of ethnomusicology, will give a brief presentation in front of his showcase display dedicated to Elisha Gray.  Gray attended Oberlin in the 1860s and was Professor of Dynamic Electricity in the physics department from 1880 to 1900. He invented the world’s first electric musical instrument, the Musical Telegraph, in 1874.  He was also known for his invention of the telephone, and a fax machine.  

The talk will include a demonstration on a working replica of the musical telegraph.

Event Type

Info Sessions/Presentations

Departments

Academic, Musicology

Cost

free

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Elisha Gray Showcase

Contact Person

Roderic Knight

Contact Phone Number

4407742037

Contact E-mail Address

rknight@oberlin.edu

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