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The Calliope sounds again


The Calliope (the word is from the Greek muse of epic prose, and means “beautiful voice”) is pronounced, I believe as “kelly-hope”. (I must admit I always thought it was “kell-eye-o-pee”). It has been out of action for some time, when its motor (ex vacuum-cleaner) burnt out. Many ideas were tried without success, but the other day, thanks to an old Electrolux from Peter, we have managed to get it playing again. Long may it last! But I suspect that it could be liable to suffer the same fate as the original one. May I suggest that it be played only for short intervals, in the hope of avoiding over-heating.