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Speaking Machine
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von Kempelen\'s Speaking Machines were an attempt to recreate the human voice with a machine.

The machine consisted of a bellows that simulated the lungs and was to be operated with the right forearm (uppermost drawing). A counterweight provided for inhalation. The middle and lower drawings show the \'wind box\' that was provided with some levers to be actuated with the fingers of the right hand, the \'mouth\', made of rubber, and the \'nose\' of the machine. The two nostrils had to be covered with two fingers unless a nasal was to be produced. The whole speech production mechanism was enclosed in a box with holes for the hands and additional holes in its cover.


Speaking Machine
Hungary/Austria
Hungary/Austria
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Wolfgang von Kempelen
Wolfgang von Kempelen
(1734 – 1804) Austrian-Hungarian author and inventor
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Speaking Machine