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.
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Object Name
pitch pipe
date made
18th century
Physical Description
walnut (overall material)
brass (overall material)
bone (overall material)
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
accession number
catalog number
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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