Glass Harmonica (Family App)

Benjamin Franklin invented this strange musical instrument. It was popular in the late 18th century. Sounds were made by running moistened fingers along the rims of the glasses. Some people were afraid that this strange music would drive them crazy. This piece is featured in the Museum's app, specifically in the kid-friendly version. Download the app from iTunes or the Android Marketplace to learn more about objects in the Museum's collection and some of the techniques used to make them.