These three organ pipes are all the same length and same volume, with a spout at one end and open at the other. 2013.ph.621.1 is prismatic, 2013.ph.621.2 is pyramidal with the spout at the narrow end of the pyramid, and 2013.ph.621.3 is pyramidal with the spout at the wide end of the pyramid.
Accession Number: 2013.ph.621.1-3
Primary Materials: Wood
Near the spout on all three pipes: “Rudolph Koenig A Paris”.
2013.ph.621.1: Height = 46.5, Width = 5.6, Length = 5.6; 2013.ph.621.2: Height = 46.5, Width = 7, Length = 7; 2013.ph.621.3: Height = 46.5, Width = 7.7, Length = 7.7
To demonstrate that equal volumes produce similar sounds.
Very good. Minor scratches and chips on the bodys of the pipes. All three have velcro strips applied to one surface.
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), 254.
- Donated to UTSIC