Two Stopped Triangular Prismatic Pipes
Accession Number: 2013.ph.622 a-b
Instrument Name: Two Stopped Triangular Prismatic Pipes
These two wooden pipes, one large and one small, are shaped into triangular prisms . One end has a round spout; the other is closed. The wooden planes are held in place by steel screws.
Primary Materials: Wood, steel
2013.ph.622.a: Height = 22.4, Width = 12.2, Length = 11; 2013.ph.622.b: Height = 17.5, Width = 7.4, Length = 6.6
To demonstrate the relations between volume and pitch.
Very good: Minor scratches and abrasions on the bodies of both pipes
Manufacturer: Rudolph Koenig
Date of Manufacture: Mid-nineteenth century
University of Toronto Physics Department
See David Pantalony, Altered Sensations: Rudolph Koenig’s Acoustical Workshop in Nineteenth-Century Paris (New York: Springer, 2009), 248-249.
Donated to UTSIC: Yes