Acoustic Instrument Support


This heavy steel support was designed to hold a tuning fork in a Lissajous experiment. It was made by Rudolph Koenig in Paris, and was acquired for the Smithsonian by Joseph Henry, the physicist who served as founding Secretary of the Institution. An inscription reads "RK".

Maker: Rudolph Koenig

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: France: Île-de-France, Paris

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: PH.314733.02Catalog Number: 314733.02Accession Number: 210894

Object Name: instrument support, acoustic

Measurements: overall: 57.5 cm x 49 cm x 35 cm; 22 5/8 in x 19 5/16 in x 13 3/4 inoverall: 22 3/4 in x 13 1/2 in x 12 1/2 in; 57.785 cm x 34.29 cm x 31.75 cm


Record Id: nmah_1187929

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