Three Equal Pipes in Brass, Wood, and Card-board

Koenig Acoustical · Physics

Accession Number: 2013.ph.612.1-3

Instrument Name:

ee Equal Pipes in Brass, Wood, and Card-board

Description:

This set consists of three cylindrical organ pipes of equal dimensions, each with an identical rectangular wooden foot.

2013.ph.612.1 has a brass body;
2013.oh.612.2 has a wooden body;
2013.ph.612.3 has a cardboard body.

Primary Materials: Wood, brass,cardboard

Markings:

On 2013.ph.612.1: “PHY 1 nn” is marked on a paper label; “RUDOLPH KOENIG A PARIS” and “95″ are marked on the rectangular cup; “95″ directly on the wood of the foot.
On 2013.ph.612.2: “RUDOLPH KOENIG A PARIS” and “95″ are marked on the cup; “95″ is marked on the foot.
On 2013.ph.612.3: “RUDOLPH KOENIG A PARIS” and “95″ are marked on the cup; “95″ is marked on the foot.

Dimensions (cm): Height=34, Width=3.1, Length=3.1

Function:

These pipes are meant to demonstrate how bodies of equal size produce similar sounds even when made from different materials.

Condition:

Good. The wooden cups and feet exhibit some minor scratches, the brass on 2013.ph.612.1 is slightly tarnished, and the cardboard on 2013.ph.612.3 shows some minor stains.

Manufacturer: Rudolph Koenig

Date of Manufacture: Mid-nineteenth century

Provenance:

University of Toronto Physics Department

Additional Information and References:

Pantalony, David. Altered Sensations: Rudolph Koenig’s Acoustical Workshop in Nineteenth-Century Paris. New York: Springer, 2009, 244.

Donated to UTSIC: No