Acoustical Dropping Sticks

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Description
The eight dropping sticks in this set produce a musical scale when dropped consecutively onto the floor. The sticks are numbered 1 through 8. One is stamped “Rudol’ Koenig.”
Ref: Rudolph Koenig, Catalogue des Appareils d’Acoustique (Paris, 1865), p. 3.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1858-1902
maker
Koenig, Rudolph
Place Made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall, each: 1/4 in x 8 3/8 in x 1 1/8 in; .635 cm x 21.2725 cm x 2.8575 cm
ID Number
1987.0924.05
accession number
1987.0924
catalog number
1987.0924.05
Credit Line
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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Data Source
National Museum of American History