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Air Pressure Regulator

Air Pressure Regulator

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Description
Aristide Cavaillé-Colle (1811-1899), a distinguished organ builder in Paris, designed this type of air pressure regulator. 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), p.
Rudolph Koenig, Catalogue des Appareils d’Accoustique (Paris, 1865), p. 17.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Air Pressure Regulator, Acoustic
date made
1865-1878
maker
Rudolph Koenig
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
Measurements
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
ID Number
PH.328423.2
accession number
272928
catalog number
328423.2
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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