Metronome

Seth Thomas, American, 1786 - 1859

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about 1960

Metronome: pyramid shaped. Wooden case, metal mechanism. On front is a removable cover of wood. When opened, reveals scale and rod with a sliding marker on it. Scale is marked 40-208 beats per minute and in center has Italian terms for speed of music (presto, adagio, etc.). At bottom of scale marked "ST." Plaque on front reads "Seth Thomas" in gothic script. Brass key on side to wind. Stamped "MADE IN U.S.A." Botttom is fiberboard--stamped "6503 METRONOME No.6." Three felt feet. Instructions on inside of removable panel are entitled "Metronome de Maelzel."

Overall: 9 in. (22.9 cm)

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

2002.1.34091

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

20th century

Object Name

Scientific Instrument: Acoustics

Classification

Scientific Instrument

Scientific Instrument - Acoustics

Not on view

Provenance

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

Old Number

Sa013

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