Acoustic Apparatus

Acoustic Apparatus

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Description
This apparatus, which consists of two glass pipes of different diameters mounted on a vertical stand, shows that the sound produced by a column of air is a function of both diameter and length. It came from the Smithsonian Institution Instrument Room, was probably made by Koenig in Paris, and was probably purchased by Joseph Henry, the physicist who served as founding Secretary of the Smithsonian.
Ref: Rudolph Koenig, Catalogue des Appareils d’Acoustique (Paris, 1865), p. 20.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
resonating tubes
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
Measurements
overall: 36 in x 12 1/2 in x 11 1/2 in; 91.44 cm x 31.75 cm x 29.21 cm
ID Number
PH.315175
catalog number
315175
accession number
219145
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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