Beating Reed Pipe

Marloye et Cie, Paris, France


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about 1853

Stamped "MARLOYE ETC[superscript]IE / A PARIS" on back by mouthpiece. Stamped "UT[subscript]2" by end opposite mouthpiece. Mouthpiece but no slit above it. Window (glass) on three sides. Has a closed end which lifts out, a metal reed mechanism is attached and visible through window when end is in place. Metal reed tongue attached to brass tube that extends through end. A wire piece adjusts reed tongue position. Organ pipe has opening and leather cover below reed mechanism.

Overall: 13 in. (33 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Allen King Collection of Scientific Instruments, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College



Europe, France


19th century

Object Name

Scientific Instrument


Scientific Instrument

Scientific Instrument: Acoustics

Not on view

Publication History

David Pantalony, Richard L. Kremer, Francis J. Manasek, Study, Measure, Experiment: Stories of Scientific Instruments at Dartmouth College, Norwich, Vermont: Terra Nova Press, 2005, p. 140-2, ill.


Source unknown; catalogued into the Allen King Collection of Scientific Instruments, 2002.

Old Number


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