Electrical Tuning Fork

Unknown Maker


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about 1920

Tuning fork is horizontal, with one tine above the other. In between the two tines is a small electric coil in a tear-drop shape mount which rotates side to side. A copper spring connects the coil with the part of the fixture through which electricity flows. Coil structures can move along length of tuning fork. Screws fit in holes at end of tines.

Overall: 16 1/4 × 6 in. (41.3 × 15.2 cm)

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



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

Object Name

Scientific Instrument

Research Area

Scientific Instrument

Scientific Instrument: Acoustics

Not on view


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

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