Pitch Pipe

Pitch Pipe

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Description (Brief)
This pitch pipe was made by an unknown maker, provenance unknown, 18th century. It is made of walnut, with a sliding plunger capped with a bone and brass peg, pewter ferrule at end of pipe body. The scale is engraved in wood of plunger from E diatonically an octave to E. Provenance is subject to study.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
pitch pipe
date made
18th century
Physical Description
walnut (overall material)
brass (overall material)
bone (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3.5 cm x 2.8 cm x 30.2 cm; 1 3/8 in x 1 1/8 in x 11 7/8 in
overall: 1 1/8 in x 1 3/8 in x 12 1/2 in; 2.8575 cm x 3.4925 cm x 31.75 cm
ID Number
MI.65.0616
accession number
1991.0406
catalog number
65.0616
Credit Line
Gift of The University Museum, University of Pennsylvania (through Dr. Robert H. Dyson)
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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