Accession No

3440


Brief Description

tuning fork on a wooden resonator box, by Rudolph Koenig, French, second half 19th Century


Origin

France; Paris


Maker

Koenig, Rudolph


Class

sound


Earliest Date

Jan. 1, 1850


Latest Date

Dec. 31, 1900


Inscription Date


Material

wood; metal (brass and one other); rubber


Dimensions

height 273mm; length 243mm; breadth 105mm


Special Collection


Provenance

Purchased from King’s College, London, England, 10/1986. Purchased with the assistance of a grant from PRISM Fund.


Inscription

‘MI3
RUDOLPH KOENIG
A PARIS’ (base)
‘MI3
740VS
RK’ (tuning fork)


Description Notes

Tuning fork on a wooden resonator box, by Rudolph Koenig, second half 19th century.

Tuning fork set in turned wooden mount on a hollow wooden box with one open end. For Mi 3, i.e. the E above middle C.

Condition good; complete.


References

Torben Rees; 'Historical notes: a brief chronicle of the tuning fork'; Explore Whipple Collections online article; Whipple Museum of the History of Science; University of Cambridge; 2009: https://www.whipplemuseum.cam.ac.uk/explore-whipple-collections/acoustics/historical-notes-brief-chronicle-tuning-fork


Events


FM:40604

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