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Pitch chime bar

This is a Kneller Hall standard B-flat pitch chime (A=479.3Hz). It is a single brass chime bar framed onto a wooden box case, with a brass resonator tube inside. There are two beaters with felt heads, bamboo handles and wooden ends/knobs.

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  • Inscriptions:Stamped on bar: K.H. / Bb / 479.3|Paper label inside case: BESSON & CO. / Ltd. / MAKERS, / 196-198, EUSTON ROAD, LONDON, / N.W.1.|Stamped on brass hook holder: PATENT|Stamped on mallet brass washer: BOOSEY & Co LTD
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:111.221 (Individual) percussion plaques
  • Repository:Museum of Army Music
  • Measurements:Length: 260mm; Width: 90mm; Height: 260mm