Manometer To Measure the Pressure of Air

Koenig Acoustical · Physics

Accession Number: 2013.ph.623

Instrument Name:

Manometer to Measure the Pressure of Air

Description:

This piece consists of a slat of wood attached to a round spout protruding from the base. This spout opens into a long glass tube running up and down the wooden slat and ending in an open bulb at the top. The glass tube is held to the wood slat with thread.

Primary Materials: Wood, glass, thread

Markings:

Near the spout: “Rudolph Koenig A Paris”. On a label on the back surface; “PHY 1-aa”.

Dimensions (cm): Height = 41.5, Width = 2.5, Length = 6

Function:

To measure the pressure of air pumped through the spout.

Condition:

Very good. The thread holding the pipe is slightly frayed.

Manufacturer: Rudolph Koenig

Date of Manufacture: Mid-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), 235.

Donated to UTSIC: Yes