Resonator

Koenig Acoustical · Physics

Accession Number: 2013.ph.620

Instrument Name: Resonator

Description:

This piece is a wooden square pyramid open at the base with a round spout at its tip.

Primary Materials: Wood

Markings:

Near the base: “Rudolph Koenig A Paris”.

Dimensions (cm): Height = 44.3, Width = 9, Length = 9

Function:

To create a a tone in combination with a striking reed pipe.

Condition:

Very good: some scratches and wear on the spout at the tip of the pyramic

Associated Instruments: 2013.ph.613, 2013.ph.619

Manufacturer: Rudolph Koenig

Date of Manufacture: Late nineteenth century

Provenance:

University of Toronto Physics Department

Additional Information and References:

See David Panatalony, Altered Sensations: Rudolph Koenig’s Acoustical Workshop in Nineteenth-Century Paris (New York: Springer, 2009), 259.

Donated to UTSIC: Yes