Acoustic Apparatus

Acoustic Apparatus

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This apparatus consists of three tuning forks (SOL3, MI3, and UT3) each mounted on a wooden resonance box, and a small hammer. It was made by Rudolph Koenig in Paris, and probably acquired for the Smithsonian by Joseph Henry, the physicist who served as founding Secretary of the Institution.
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Object Name
tuning forks
tuning forks (3)
Koenig, Rudolph
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
overall: large tuning fork: 10 9/16 in x 4 1/2 in x 12 1/8 in; 26.82875 cm x 11.43 cm x 30.7975 cm
overall: medium tuning fork: 9 3/4 in x 4 1/16 in x 9 3/4 in; 24.765 cm x 10.31875 cm x 24.765 cm
overall: small tuning fork: 9 3/16 in x 3 3/4 in x 7 3/4 in; 23.33625 cm x 9.525 cm x 19.685 cm
overall: washer: 1/16 in x 3/4 in;.15875 cm x 1.905 cm
overall: hammer: 7/8 in x 2 in x 9 in; 2.2225 cm x 5.08 cm x 22.86 cm
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National Museum of American History
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