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Pyramidon English?


Description:

The 16' Pyramidon was composed of stopped wooden pipes of inverted pyramidal form. The tapering was extreme: Wedgwood gives the dimensions of the low CCC pipe as 2' 9" tall (two feet nine inches!), 2' 3" square at the top, and 8" square at the block or mouth line. Audsley and Sumner give the speaking length of this pipe as 2' 6"; it is not clear whether the 3" difference constitutes the height of the block, or resulted from a typographical error.


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