This week's find has so much to do with music. I am sure pianists and musicians would be familiar with this very useful and beautiful invention of the 19th century.
Here is what I found this week - Vintage, all wood, mechanical Metronome with its original brass key!
I had been to a local antique show recently and came across a beautiful all wood instrument with a wind up mechanism. The sellers were a senior couple who patiently explained the functioning and use in detail. Thanks to them, I came to know about a very valuable instrument which has a prominent place in the world of music. I did not have my camera with me, so thought I'd share pictures from the www. :).
etymology: metron = measure, nomos = regulating
Usage: by musicians to maintain a constant tempo while playing an instrument or vocal training.
I am sure people who play the piano must be familiar with this instrument in its modern form.
A vintage style electric metronome
I recommend this video if you wish to understand the use of metronome better :)