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Pinfold's Metronome

Object Name: Metronome in original box
Date: ca.1890
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Medium: Brass, cardboard
Dimensions: Overall (metronome): 11 3/4 × 3 1/4 × 1 1/2 in. (29.8 × 8.3 × 3.8 cm) Container (box): 1 × 12 × 3 1/2 in. (2.5 × 30.5 × 8.9 cm)
Place made: Europe, England
Description: Brass metronome with tripod base with scrolled ornament; with original cardboard box.
Object Number: INV.11756[dup]
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Marks: stamped: on one side of metronome gauge: "PRESTO ALLEGRO ANDANTE ADAGIO LARGHETTO LARGO printed: on top of cardboard box: "Every Music-Seller Should Keep them. Every Musician Should possess one. / 1890. / PINFOLD'S METRONOME / REGISTERED NO. 12445 / Is the most Important Invention introduced to the Musical World / in modern times. / It is remarkably simple, elegant, accurate, and cheap. Adjustable in a moment. / NO COMPLICATED MACHINERY AND NEVER OUT OF ORDER. / Manufactured in Brass, Nickel, and Electro-plate. Of all Music-Sellers. / or wholesale from the Inventors: / A. & G. PINFOLD & CO., / Metronome Works, Cleekheaton, Yorks." stamped: on other side of metronome gauge: "CALCULATE FOR / OTHER NUMBERS" [with settings marked by numbers decreasing in size, from 144 to 48] stamped: on adjustable gauge marker: "PINFOLD'S / Rg. No. 12445"