Introduced around 1906, the Auxetophone was another attempt to go beyond the limits of acoustic amplification.
Columbia had attempted to ramp up the volume with an amber friction wheel with its Twentieth Century cylinder Graphophone, in Victor's case the Auxetophone experimented with pneumatic amplification. An air compressor was installed in the innards of the case.
Note the metal tubing running to the special reproducer.
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