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This hefty piece of electronic musical history is at the Debence Antique Music World in Franklin, PA. The first of its kind was built in 1938 by the Hammond Organ Company and given to FDR in 1940 for his birthday. The one pictured is 41 of 1069. Production was stopped as the US entered WW2.

And you thought your synthesizer was heavy in the 90s.

And you thought your synthesizer was heavy in the 90s.

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The Hammond Novachord Synthesizer, 1938. On display at Debence Antique Music World

The Hammond Novachord Synthesizer, 1938. On display at the Debence Antique Music World

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