Sonometer

Central Scientific Company (CENCO), Chicago, Illinois

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about 1930

Wooden box with 2 holes on each side. Two wires stretch length of box (one missing). Tightened by ivory screws with spindle and worm gear mounted on plates. Back of plates engraved "WAVERLY M.D. CO." Top of box has 2 scales on it--one marked "diatonic" meter scale and the other "equally tempered scale." Two pulleys on end opposite ivory screws. Weights hung from these would change tension, changing the frequency of the sound produced.

Overall: 42 x 4 1/2 x 5 1/4 in. (106.68 x 11.43 x 13.335 cm)

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

2002.1.34110

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

Sa029

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