Wind Chimes

Astronomy

Accession Number: 2018.ast.63

Description:

This is a large set of wind-chimes. It consists of a wooden pyramid-shape attached to a wooden bracket that was once screwed into something with two brass screws. Hanging beneath the pyramid copper are alloy cylinders of differing lengths. Between them hangs a turned wood piece on a thick string.

Primary Materials:

Wood; Metal: Copper Alloy; String: Cotton?

Markings: None

Dimensions (cm):

Length = 21, Width= 15; With chimes when lying down: Length = 57.

Function:

When blown in the wind, the hanging wooden piece knocks gently against the metal cylinders, making a musical sound.

Condition:

Very Good: All the parts of this object are in good condition.

Manufacturer: Unknown

Date of Manufacture: Unknown

Provenance:

This object was likely moved from the David Dunlap Observatory in Richmond Hill in 2008, upon the sale of the observatory. It was stored at the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics until 2017, when it was moved to a new storage location in McLennan Physical Laboratories.

Historical Notes:

It is currently unknown where these chimes were used. Their good condition suggests they were not exposed to the rain or sun for an extended period of time.