The Fartophone

One of the last acts of Adolphe Sax’s life was to help Le Petomane devise a fartophone in 1892.
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The fartophone consisted of a bellows located in the armpit, connected by a tube to reinforced pants, through which air could be inserted.

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An ocarina was attached to a second tube, which could be concealed in a trouser pocket. By mastering a wiggling dance, the fartophone could be played as it were with nonchalance.

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Sax was at work on a more elaborate ‘chanter’ tentatively called ‘The Tremulous Dildo’ when he died.

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The idea of this more elaborate fartophone was for a married couple to entertain themselves at home with tunes from Le Petomane’s songbook.

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Pujol himself had spent months elaborating a notation system for the fartophone which he called ‘Five Finger Farting’.

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The fartopants are now in La Musée de la Flatulence. Could their combination of whalebone, brass and rubber still have commercial potential?

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