Patent Model - Improvement in Metronomes

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John Heckenbach (b.1831, d.1913), Patentee
Production date
Mar 04 1873
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Painted wood, brass, iron, steel.
5 1/8 x 6 1/4 x 4 5/8" (13 x 15.9 x 11.7cm)
Heckenbach's invention "relates to a new instrument for keeping the time during musical performaces or exercises; and consists in such as arrangement of clock-work, and connection thereof with an adjustable index-hand, that a suitable number of vibrations of a pendulum can be produced, and from the pendulum a suitable number of strokes on a gong or bell." (Patent Number 136,435)
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