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Acoustic Apparatus

Acoustic Apparatus

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This apparatus consists of four metal tubes which produce a chord when their pistons are successively drawn. It came from the Smithsonian Institution Instrument Room. The inscription reads “Koenig a Paris.” The pistons are missing.
Ref: Rudolph Koenig, Catalogue des Appareils d’Acoustique (Paris, 1865), p. 3.
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Object Name
Acoustic Apparatus, Resonating Tubes
Rudolph Koenig
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
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
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National Museum of American History
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