sonometer

sonometer

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Description
A sonometer demonstrates the relationship between the frequency of the sound produced by a plucked string, and the tension, length and mass per unit length of the string. This example is a one-string instrument (a monochord) with moveable bridge.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sonometer
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3 in x 30 1/8 in x 2 13/16 in; 7.62 cm x 76.5175 cm x 7.14375 cm
ID Number
1990.0539.45
accession number
1990.0539
catalog number
1990.0539.45
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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