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American Freedom Train Audio Wand

These audio wands were used for the first several display stops. While traveling through the train, visitors would hold them to their ears to hear narration specific to what was in front of them.

American Freedom Train audio wand
 
  The wands were rechargeable, but proved impractical to use and maintain -- and they were soon abandoned. The audio presentation was then provided by speakers placed inside the display cars. American Freedom Train audio wand  
  All photos by Larry Pressnell. American Freedom Train audio wand  
 

The wand pictured here is now in the collection of Motts Military Museum outside Columbus, Ohio.

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