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Hohner's TruTone Tenor Banjo and Cello Pitch Pipe

Hohner's TruTone Tenor Banjo and Cello Pitch Pipe

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This pitch pipe was made by M. Hohner in Germany, undetermined date. It a P9 Tenor Banjo and Cello model, with 4 single holes and 4 reeds. This pitch pipe has a brown stained wooden comb with a metal cover plates attached with screws. There is a metal slider on the front of the pitch pipe to select one of four pitches stamped on the bottom. The pitch pipe is engraved:

M.HOHNER’S NoP9
(Tenor Banjo & Cello)
“Trutone” Pitch Pipe
THE WORLD’S BEST!
MADE IN GERMANY

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
pitch pipe
maker
Hohner, M.
place made
Germany
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 11/16 in x 2 1/4 in x 1 5/16 in; 1.74625 cm x 5.715 cm x 3.33375 cm
ID Number
1988.0783.423
accession number
1988.0783
catalog number
1988.0783.423
Credit Line
The Peter Kassan Collection
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Cultural and Community Life: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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