Two Stopped Triangular Prismatic Pipes

Koenig Acoustical · Physics

Accession Number: 2013.ph.622 a-b

Instrument Name: Two Stopped Triangular Prismatic Pipes

Description:

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

Dimensions (cm):

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

Function:

To demonstrate the relations between volume and pitch.

Condition:

Very good: Minor scratches and abrasions on the bodies of both pipes

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), 248-249.

Donated to UTSIC: Yes