Long open pipe giving different sounds

Koenig Acoustical · Physics

Accession Number: 2013.ph.627

Instrument Name: Long open pipe giving different sounds

Description:

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

Primary Materials: Wood, metal

Markings:

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”.

Dimensions (cm):

Height = 80.5, Width = 3.7, Length = 3.5

Function:

To create selected harmonies at the nodal points by opening or closing specific levers.

Condition:

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

Provenance:

University of Toronto Physics Department

Additional Information and References:

See David Pantalony, Altered Sensations: Rudolph Koenig’s Acoustical Workshop in Nineteenth-Century Paris (New York: Springer, 2009), 250.

Donated to UTSIC: Yes