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Trailer 01: The pianotype

The pianotype was an elegant Victorian machine, which promised to revolutionise typography and literature. But why has no-one heard of it?   

You can view the 1842 edition of ‘The Anatomy of Sleep’ by Dr Edward Binns online at the Internet Archive

You can see pictures of the Pianotype machine in Anna’s blog post for Wellcome Collection (now archived by Archive-it). 

EPISODE CREDITS: Background music: La Campanella. Composed by Franz Liszt in 1851, performed by Romuald Greiss on an 1850 piano. Available at Wikipedia | Typewriter sound effect: tams_kp on

THEME CREDITS: Guitar music: Dvideoguy on | Typewriter sound effect: tams_kp on | Printing sound effect: ecfike on