The answer for one Victorian inventor was a musical instrument which he called the pyrophone
The grenade fire extinguisher was designed as a life saver but was actually a danger in itself - a bit like the pyrophone
, which could warm your home with a simple ditty
Local artist Antoinette Jacobson played the fire organ, or pyrophone
, which also was constructed with the help of Iron Guild members from on-site materials.
A recording that makes use of lounge elements with far more enjoyable results than Songs in the Key of Z is the CD Gravikords, Whirlies & Pyrophones
: Experimental Musical Instruments (Ellipsis Arts CD 3530 ).
No big surprise that Waits wrote the foreword for Gravikords, Whirlies, and Pyrophones
(Ellipsis Arts), an interesting book-plus-CD pack about strange soundmakers.