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Pitch pipe

Wooden pitch pipes like this one were used in 18th and 19th century churches that did not have an organ, to give the first note for a hymn. This pitch pipe consists in a pipe made of round wood stained walnut and a pitcher made of boxwood. The pipe has a pewter ring at the base with the letters I W M 1780 inscribed.

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    Tullie House
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