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Bell Brand Pitch Pipe

Bell Brand Pitch Pipe

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Description (Brief)

This pitch pipe was made by an unknown maker in the United States, unknown date. It is a Bell Brand model, in the keys of A and C, with 2 single holes and 2 reeds. This pitch pipe is comprised of 2 metal plates, with 2 metal tubes, attached together with open rivets. Accessioned with original paper package. The pitch pipe is embossed:

BELL BRAND
PITCH PIPE
A C

(and the container is printed):

ONE
BELL BRAND
PITCH PIPE
PAT. JAN. 25. 1921

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
pitch pipe
place made
United States
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
pitch pipe: 5/16 in x 1 7/8 in x 1 1/16 in;.79375 cm x 4.7625 cm x 2.69875 cm
envelope: 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in; 1.27 cm x 8.89 cm x 8.89 cm
ID Number
1988.0783.588
accession number
1988.0783
catalog number
1988.0783.588
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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