This long prismatic pipe with a round spout has five wooden levers that cover circular holes in the pipes body. A long wooden slider with a knob at the end fits into the pipe
Accession Number: 2013.ph.627
Primary Materials: Wood, metal
Near the spout: “Rudolph Koenig A Paris”. Along the body of the pipe: “N1”, “N3”, “N2”, “N4”, “N2”, “N4”, “N2”, “N3”, “N4”, “V3”, “V2”, “V”, “N4”, “V”.
Height = 80.5, Width = 3.7, Length = 3.5
To create selected harmonies at the nodal points by opening or closing specific levers.
Very good: Minor scratches and abrasions on the body of the pipe, and some of the markings appear to have been worn off or re-marked.
Associated Instruments: 2013.ph.618
Manufacturer: Rudolph Koenig
Date of Manufacture: Late nineteenth century
University of Toronto Physics Department
See David Pantalony, Altered Sensations: Rudolph Koenig’s Acoustical Workshop in Nineteenth-Century Paris (New York: Springer, 2009), 250.
- Donated to UTSIC