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1898 __ Sound locators experiments of the Rev. J.M. Bacon
Comment : Unfortunately, the account the Rev Bacon gives in English Mechanic is so vague and discursive that it is impossible to work out what the purpose of these experiments was. However, it can be stated with certainty that they involved balloon ascents from Crystal Palace in London, and a small army of volunteers armed with giant ear-trumpets. It may be stretching a point to call this acoustic location, (a Victorian lady sprawled in the grass by the cart-mounted ear-trumpet). (From English Mechanic 30 Sept 1898, p155). (Compiled from various sources)
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