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Advert for the Aeolian Whizzer, toy

Advert for the Aeolian Whizzer, toy

Printer: Unknown

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1887

Shelfmark: Evan.8032

Item number: 8032

Genre: Leaflet

The Aeolian Whizzer was a simple toy much like a harp, popular in England during the 19th century. It would have between 4 and 12 strings, depending on the age of the player, which were mounted on an inclined fingerboard. Over the fingerboard was a lid with a funnel that allowed wind to blow over the strings, producing music. The name was taken from 'Aeolus' the Greek god of the wind.

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