Thus it is easy to detect a want of tuning in these intervals.
1834 Hullah's tuning-fork.
His restlessness leads us at times to a comparison with Skelton, not in respect of any parallelism of idea or literary craftsmanship, but in his experimental zeal in turning the diction and tuning the rhythms of the chaotic English which only Chaucer's genius had reduced to order.
The only official standard is the French, dating from 1859, preserved by a tuning-fork vibrating 870.9 (double vib.
1762 Pascal Taskin's tuning-fork, Paris..
1618 Peppercorn's tuning-fork (Broadwood).
1834 Montal's tuning-fork, Paris opera.
Marconi 2 imparted practical utility to this idea by tuning the two circuits together, and the arrangement now employed is as follows: - A suitable condenser C, or battery of Leyden jars, has one coating connected to one spark ball and the other through a coil of one turn with the other spark ball of a discharger S.
The time between the breaks could be measured in seconds by the clock signals, and in fractions of a second by the tuning-fork record.
Or, if the same plate be moved in contact with two tuning-forks, we shall, by comparing the number of sinuosities in the one trace with that in the other, be enabled to assign the ratio of the corresponding numbers of vibrations per second.
If, at the same time, a tuning-fork of known number of vibrations per second be made to trace its own line close to the other, a comparison of the two lines gives the number corresponding to the sound under consideration.
We may illustrate the successive modes of vibration by using as pipe a tall cylindrical jar, and as exciter a vibrating tuning-fork held over the mouth.
A metal or brass tube will serve as such a pipe, and may be excited by a suitable tuning-fork held at one end.
A tuning-fork or a bell-glass, a silk or cotton thread, the other extremity being either fixed or passing over a pulley and supporting weights by which the thread may be stretched to any degree required.
But if a tuning-fork of appropriate frequency be set vibrating with its stalk in contact with the holder of the pipe from which the jet issues, the jet appears to go over in one continuous thread.
If a tuning-fork in vibration be turned round before the ear, four positions will be found in which A B it will be inaudible, owing to the mutual interference FIG.
Beats also afford an excellent practical guide in the tuning of instruments, but more so for the higher notes of the register, inasmuch as the same number of beats are given by a smaller deviation from unison by two notes of high pitch than by two notes of low pitch.
But obviously in either the octave or the fifth, if the tuning is imperfect, beats occur all along the line wherever the tones should coincide with perfect tuning.
Ff, Tuning wire.
He possessed some oratorical ability and adopted a very theatrical style of elocution.
Perhaps an electrically maintained tuning-fork is still better.
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While the couples were arranging themselves and the musicians tuning up, Pierre sat down with his little partner.
1714 Seville Cathedral.1785-1790Old English tuning-fork' c. 1715 Imperial Russian Court Church Band..
1860 Stein's tuning-fork, Vienna 1780 Handel's tuning-fork.
The waves may be generated by electrically maintained tuning-forks from which dippers touch the surface; but special arrangements are needed for rendering them visible.
A, Tuning wire.
The most important example of this type is the tuning-fork, which may be regarded as consisting of two parallel bars clamped together at the base.
On the same band a tuning-fork electrically maintained and a seconds clock actuating another style wrote parallel records.
The motion of the plate may be simply produced by dropping it between two vertical grooves, the tuning-forks being properly fixed to a frame above.
The motion of the fork is maintained by the clock acting through an escapement, and the dial registers both the number Koenig's of vibrations of the fork and the seconds, minutes and Tuning-fork hours.
2 or, for safety in tuning, 3 kettle-drums.
1834 Reissiger's tuning-fork, Dres den.