Pitch Pipe

Pitch Pipe

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This pitch pipe was made by an unknown maker probably in the United States, 1774. It is made of wood with a sliding plunger with a knob, engraved with a scale of pitches. The pitch pipe is elaborately inlaid with hardwoods and ivory. There is an engraved ivory medallion:

1774

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Currently not on view
Object Name
pitch pipe
date made
1774
place made
United States
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
ivory (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2 5/16 in x 2 in x 11 1/8 in; 5.87375 cm x 5.08 cm x 28.2575 cm
ID Number
1989.0691.01
accession number
1989.0691
catalog number
1989.0691.01
Credit Line
Gift of Eleanor P. Merrick
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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