Per Wikipedia, "A calliope is a musical instrument that produces sound by sending steam through whistles." See also Antique, Music, Old-Timey.
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Like bagpipes, this can only be played at full volume, no sustain, cuts off when key is let up. Really good in the 1800-1900s for drawing crowds to a show. Still used on New Orleans/Mississippi Steam Boats.
MsKnowItAll on July 27, 2019
Named after one of the nine sisters, The Muses . . .
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