Three Equal Pipes in Brass, Wood, and Card-board
Accession Number: 2013.ph.612.1-3
This set consists of three cylindrical organ pipes of equal dimensions, each with an identical rectangular wooden foot.
2013.ph.612.1 has a brass body;
2013.oh.612.2 has a wooden body;
2013.ph.612.3 has a cardboard body.
Primary Materials: Wood, brass,cardboard
On 2013.ph.612.1: “PHY 1 nn” is marked on a paper label; “RUDOLPH KOENIG A PARIS” and “95” are marked on the rectangular cup; “95” directly on the wood of the foot.
On 2013.ph.612.2: “RUDOLPH KOENIG A PARIS” and “95” are marked on the cup; “95” is marked on the foot.
On 2013.ph.612.3: “RUDOLPH KOENIG A PARIS” and “95” are marked on the cup; “95” is marked on the foot.
Dimensions (cm): Height=34, Width=3.1, Length=3.1
These pipes are meant to demonstrate how bodies of equal size produce similar sounds even when made from different materials.
Good. The wooden cups and feet exhibit some minor scratches, the brass on 2013.ph.612.1 is slightly tarnished, and the cardboard on 2013.ph.612.3 shows some minor stains.
Manufacturer: Rudolph Koenig
Date of Manufacture: Mid-nineteenth century
University of Toronto Physics Department
Pantalony, David. Altered Sensations: Rudolph Koenig’s Acoustical Workshop in Nineteenth-Century Paris. New York: Springer, 2009, 244.