Air Pressure Regulator

Air Pressure Regulator

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This type of air pressure regulator was designed by Aristide Cavaillé-Colle (1811-1899), a distinguished organ builder in Paris. The Smithsonian Institution purchased this example sometime between 1865 and 1878. The inscription reads “RUDOLPH KOENIG / À PARIS.” According to Koenig, this instrument was of great utility, especially for experiments with a siren.
Ref: David Pantalony, Altered Sensations: Rudolph Koenig’s Acoustical Workshop in Paris (2009).
Rudolph Koenig, Catalogue des Appareils d’Accoustique (Paris, 1865), p. 17.
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Object Name
Air Pressure Regulator, Acoustic
date made
Rudolph Koenig
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
overall: 4 1/8 in x 16 5/8 in x 6 1/2 in; 10.4775 cm x 42.2275 cm x 16.51 cm
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National Museum of American History
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