Set of 8 large demonstration tuning forks

Koenig Acoustical · Physics

Accession Number: 2015.ph.712.1-10

Instrument Name: Koenig large demonstration tuning forks

Description:

Two sets of large tuning forks on two separate bases, each with four slots for forks. Includes a separate single stand for the largest fork. Tuning forks have brass adjustments.

2015.ph.712.1 includes tuning forks from 192 through 512.

2015.ph.712.2 includes tuning forks from 512-1024.

2015.ph.712.3 includes largest fork and single stand mount.

Primary Materials: Wood, Steel, Brass

Markings:

Markings on one wooden stand (ph.712.1): SOL1-UT2., 192-256.V.S.; UT2-MI2., 256-320.; MI2-SOL2., 320-384.; SOL2-UT3., 384-512.

Markings on other wooden stand (ph.712.2): SOL2-UT5., 584-512.V.S.; UT3-MI3., 512-640.; MI3-SOL3., 640-768.; SOL3-UT4., 768-1024.

Dimensions (cm): 44

Condition:

Minor wear and tear. Wooden bases are slightly chipped around the edges and forks are slightly oxidized in a few areas.

Additional Information and References:

Listed in David Pantalony’s “Altered Sensations” on p.126 as a set of eight large tuning forks that were for used for demonstrations in Toronto in 1882.

Donated to UTSIC: No