Name: Pyrophone, (Wikipedia) a fire/explosion musical instrument.
A type of Aerophone.
Also known as: fire/explosion organ, fire/explosion calliope.
Wikidata item: Q365289
Invented by: Georges Frédéric Eugène Kastner, in 1870, from Strasbourg, France.
Related to: steam calliope.
Disambiguation: A musical instrument which creates sound out of fire or/and explosions.
Description: Pyrophones internally combust fuels such as petrol, gasoline and hydrogen, creating fires/explosions which when introduced into tubes produce sounds.
Age: It can be dated back to the 19th century. It is approximately a century and a half old.
History: The mechanism through which a pyrophone works was first highlighted in 1777. The instrument was invented in 1870 and a patent was filed on December 24, 1874. 1878 was the year the pyrophone got featured in the Paris Exhibition.
- Gravikords, Whirlies & Pyrophones, played by Bob Grawi.
- The Pyrophone Juggernaut Performance 2011 played by Steve Langton.