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H7202 Melophone, timber & metal, Brown & Cleric, Paris, [c. 1840].. Click to enlarge.

Melophone, timber & metal, Brown & Cleric, Paris, [c. 1840].

Made c 1840

Melophone, timber & metal, Brown & Cleric, Paris, [c. 1840].

Comprising 84 keys connected by fine wires to circular brass-leather stops. Operated by pumping double bellows. Finely finished in blonde fiddle-back pine & burr pine.

Summary

Object No.

H7202

Object Statement

Melophone, timber & metal, Brown & Cleric, Paris, [c. 1840].

Physical Description

Melophone, timber & metal, Brown & Cleric, Paris, [c. 1840].

Comprising 84 keys connected by fine wires to circular brass-leather stops. Operated by pumping double bellows. Finely finished in blonde fiddle-back pine & burr pine.

Production

Notes

Original design possibly by a clock maker, Lecler of Paris and invented about 1837 according to Sibyl Marcuse in A Survey of Musical Instruments (David & Charles, London, 1975, p.743)

Made

c 1840

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1963

Acquisition Date

25 January 1963

Cite this Object

Harvard

Melophone, timber & metal, Brown & Cleric, Paris, [c. 1840]. 2018, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 20 May 2019, <https://ma.as/247740>

Wikipedia

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