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Box of Tuning Forks


A wooden box with three compartments. There are five small tuning forks inside the compartments. The tunning forks are engraved with the letter “C” and the word “Philarmonica.” One of the forks has a piece of tape wrapped around the bottom with the number “2” on it.

Accession Number: 2011.psy.46

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Primary Materials: Wood, Metal


There are handwritten words on the top of the box that are no longer legible. Only the initials “C” and “T” are still visible.

Dimensions (cm):

Box: Height = 3, Width = 6.5, Length = 13; Forks: Width = 1, Length = 10


Used in acoustical experiments and demonstrations.


Good. The box is in good condition. There is residual glue left from a taped label. One of the forks inside is rusty. The other four are in good condition.

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Date of Manufacture:


Dept. of Psychology, University of Toronto

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