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Leon Theremin (born Lev Sergeyevich Termen; 27 August [O.S. 15 August] 1896 โ€“ 3 November 1993) was a Russian and Soviet inventor, most famous for his invention of the theremin, one of the first electronic musical instruments and the first to be mass-produced. He also worked on early television research. His listening device, โ€œThe Thingโ€, hung for seven years in plain view in the United States Ambassadorโ€™s Moscow office and enabled Soviet agents to eavesdrop on secret conversations.

Lev Sergeyevich Termen most famous for creating the โ€˜Thereminโ€™ also invented many other electronic instruments based on the heterodyning vacuum tube technology of the day โ€“ including the Keyboard Theremin, Theremin Cello, Terpsitone, Rhythmicon and the โ€˜Electric Harmoniumโ€™ or โ€˜Theremin Harmoniumโ€™.

Theremin Harmonium

[Theremin Harmonium]

Termenโ€™s Harmonium was an early vacuum tube based polyphonic instrument designed to accompany vocal performances. The instrument had a three octave keyboard with a variable tuning that allowed 1,200 micro-tonal divisions per octave. The timbre and volume of the sound could be varied using twelve dials fixed to the front of the instrument.

Theremin Harmonium

[Early version of the Theremin Harmonium]

Theremin Harmonium

[Thereminโ€™s later version of the Harmonium]

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