Person

Jules Antoine Lissajous was a high-school teacher, then held prestigious administrative posts in the education system of various parts of France. He had trained in physics, and defended his dissertation on vibratory phenomena in 1850.

1822
1880
Text
Nicola, Vicentino. 1561. “ Catalogo Della Biblioteca Del Liceo Musicale Di Bologna”. Nicolo Bevilacqua. http://www.bibliotecamusica.it/cmbm/scripts/gaspari/scheda.asp?id=1534.
Object, Instrument, Technology

In 1868, Henri-Victor Régnault described an apparatus for determining the speed of sound, capable of accurately measuring time intervals to fractions of a second.

Object, Instrument, Technology

The Fourier analyzer, which was called by Rudolph Koenig an “Analyzer of the timbre of sounds”, is a large device (about 36 inches tall) for simultaneously observing several components of a sound.

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Company, Kay. n.d. Kay Sona-Graph (Video).
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Company, Kay. n.d. “Kay Sona-Graph (1)”.
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Company, Kay. n.d. “Kay Sona-Graph (2)”.
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Company, Kay. n.d. “Kay Sona-Graph (3)”.
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Company, Kay. n.d. “Kay Sona-Graph (4)”.
Object, Instrument, Technology

Date of production: probably 1960s