Kratt Master Key Chromatic Pitch Pipe

Description (Brief):

This pitch pipe was made by William Kratt Company in Union, New Jersey, undetermined date. It is a Master Key Chromatic Pitch pitch pipe, with 12 single holes and 12 reeds. This pitch pipe is circular shaped, made of a black plastic comb with a metal cover attached with a screw and nut. Accessioned with original cardboard box. The pitch pipe is stamped:

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MASTER KEY
CHROMATIC PITCH INSTR.

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(and):

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U.S. PATENT NOS 1538336 – 1796795

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(the boxed is marked):

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THE
MASTER KEY
13 KEYS
CHROMATIC PITCH
INSTRUMENTS
A-440
PAT.NOS 1538336 – 1796795
MADE IN U.S.A.

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This pitch pipe features the following patents:

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U.S. Patent #1538336, dated May 19, 1925 by William Kratt for a pitch pipe.
U. S. Patent #1796795A, dated April 14, 1928 by William Kratt for a pitch pipe.

Maker: Wm. Kratt Co.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New Jersey, Union

See more items in: Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments, Music & Musical Instruments, Harmonicas

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Credit Line: The Peter Kassan Collection

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1988.0783.578Accession Number: 1988.0783Catalog Number: 1988.0783.578

Object Name: pitch pipe

Physical Description: plastic (overall material)metal (overall material)paper (overall material)ink (overall material)Measurements: pitch pipe: 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 1.27 cm x 6.35 cmbox: 3/4 in x 2 3/4 in x 2 3/4 in; 1.905 cm x 6.985 cm x 6.985 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-5424-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1306644

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