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Pitch pipe

Pitch pipes like this one, were often used in 18th and 19th century churches which had no organ, to give the opening note for a hymn. This squared pitch pipe is made of walnut and consits in two parts. The pitcher has a rectangular woodcut on the front side, where probably once was placed a piece of lead with the notes from either the chromatic scale or the diatonic scale. When the instrument was blown and where the pitcher was set in the correct position, the indicated note would have been given

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