American Pitch Pipe

American Pitch Pipe

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This pitch pipe was made by an unknown maker in the United States, around 1790-1810. It is in “book” form, made of mahogany and blond fruitwood with ivory and wood inlays and a wood slide inlaid and inscribed with an octave scale. As indicated in the accession paperwork, this pitch pipe was made for American singing teacher and composer, Andrew Law (1749 - 1821).
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Object Name
pitch pipe
date made
Law, Andrew
place made
United States: New England
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
ivory (overall material)
overall: 3 3/8 in x 1 3/16 in x 6 5/16 in; 8.5725 cm x 3.01625 cm x 16.03375 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
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Cultural and Community Life: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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