The ‘Emicon’. N.Langer, USA. 1932

 

Charles D. Stein shows a model how to play the emicon at the Texas Centennial Exposition in Dallas in June 1936.

the Emicon at the Texas Centennial Exposition in Dallas in June 1936.

‘The Emicon’ (Model S) was developed in the USA by Nicholas Langer and H.Ahnagyi. The Emicon was a keyboard controlled variant of the Thereminvox; a monophonic vacuum tube oscillator instrument. The Emicon was said to be able to produce tones similar to a cello, saxophone, oboe, trumpet, mandolin, guitar and bagpipe. The instrument was manufactured and marketed by Emicon, Inc., Deep River, Connecticut, ca from 1932. A later portable travelling model was built into case with an amplifier in separate case. An example of the Emicon survives at the ‘Charles D. Stein Collection of Early Electronic Instruments’ National Music Museum, Vermilion, South Dakota, USA.

Sources:

‘Charles D. Stein Collection of Early Electronic Instruments’
Shrine to Music Museum
University of South Dakota
414 East Clark Street
Vermillion, SD, USA