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Tuning hammer for keyboard instrument

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T-shaped body of steel with hook at top for making string loops. Ends of cross bar are flat for hammering tuning pins.


1977, sold by the estate of Edwin M. Ripin (1930-1975), Forest Hills, New York, to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 9, 1977)

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Edwin M. Ripin Collection, Friends of the Collection Fund

19th century

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Musical instruments, Accessories