Acoustic Apparatus

Acoustic Apparatus

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Description
This acoustic apparatus consists of four metal tubes that produce a chord when their pistons (missing in this example) are successively drawn. It was probably purchased for the Smithsonian by Joseph Henry, the physicist who served as founding Secretary of the Institution. The inscription reads “Koenig a Paris.”
Ref: Rudolph Koenig, Catalogue des Appareils d’Acoustique (Paris, 1865), p. 3.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
acoustic apparatus
Maker
Rudolph Koenig
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
Measurements
overall: 36.8 cm x 14.8 cm x 37 cm; 14 1/2 in x 5 13/16 in x 14 9/16 in
overall: 14 5/8 in x 5 3/4 in x 14 1/2 in; 37.1475 cm x 14.605 cm x 36.83 cm
ID Number
PH.315169
catalog number
315169
accession number
219145
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National Museum of American History
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