Acoustic Resonator


While investigating the physics of sound, a French scientist named Felix Savart (1791-1841) joined a brass bell (or bowl) with a moveable wooden resonator. He then bowed or struck the bell, and found that he could modify its loudness by moving the resonator closer or further away. This example from Bucknell University would have been used for that type of experiment.

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: Science & Scientific Instruments


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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: PH.318425Accession Number: 235431Catalog Number: 318425

Object Name: acoustic resonator

Measurements: overall: 14 3/8 in x 7 in x 4 3/8 in; 36.5125 cm x 17.78 cm x 11.1125 cm


Record Id: nmah_1183791

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