Ben Franklin and the Glass Armonica

It is astonishing the range of the brilliance of Benjamin Franklin.  Perhaps the most charming example of this range is the mechanical Glass Armonica which Franklin invented in 1761.   Genius is a term too often tossed around, but with Franklin his restless intellect, endlessly given to practical innovation, is clearly deserving of the appellation.

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Published in: on September 23, 2010 at 5:30 am  Comments (2)  
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