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Art meets science - the technical drawings that accompanied the 1976 UK patent (number 1426203) for Godley and Creme's Gizmo invention. The device permanently bowed the individual guitar strings through a series of powered small wheels, which then left the guitarist’s hands free to play the instrument whilst the device sustained the notes. For Godley and Creme, the assistance of academics at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, plus the granting of the US and UK patents, added weight and legitimacy to the whole project
Artefact added : 6th April 2010
by Peter Wadsworth
Abigail Says –
Hi Peter. Do you have a hi-res image of this? it would look great on a t-shirt!
COMMENT ADDED 6th April 2010
Peter Wadsworth Says –
I'm afraid this is just a low-res scan of a paper copy of the patent. The t-shirt idea sounds good to me though :-)
COMMENT ADDED 7th April 2010
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