As far back as in 2004, on behalf of the Museum its Senior Curator on Science Jane Wess (photo at right)  provided invaluable and selfless support to my project. She picked up and sent to me in Lugansk hefty package of valuable materials related to Bosanquet's Enharmonium.

From the letter of Bernard Shaw:

<<...5th March 1947

... Wagner’s harmonies pushed everything else in music out of sound. Before that, Helmholtz, popularized by Tyndall, had kept musical physics well in the field. Then Bosanquet of St Johns, Oxford, took it up and exhibited in the Victoria and Albert Museum, called at that time the South Kensington Museum after a period at the Brompton Boilers, an amazing reed instrument with 84 notes in every octave, with a new and very ingenious keyboard on which, if you pressed a block with screws at a distance of any interval – say a fifth – the instrument sounded this that interval no matter where you placed it parallelto the edges of the keyboard ... I suppose the instrument is still at the museum ...>>

I had the good fortune to receive as gift the photocopy of this letter from the world-famous couple Fluke in Saltaire, England in 2009, fall.

 

A week later I visited the Science Museum in London. I was lucky again. I met the beautiful and friendly Jane Wess in her working cabinet  to express she and Museum endless gratitude for support to my project.

Mykhaylo Khramov, founder of project CommaTor.