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Metronomes2 of 4Wittner "System Maelzel" Metronome Model 801 M / Satin Finish Mahogany Case / West Germany Circa 1990'sMystery Metronome de Maelzel
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Posted 2 years ago


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Picked this up for $6.99 at thrift store, it reminded me of the metronome my piano teacher had when I had piano lessons as a kid. I did some research on it a while back, but can't remember my findings. The company name is Maelzel, it has a paper scale with old style writing on it. I vaguely remember the company was in production late 1800's onwards, I feel like it'd be from the earlier part of the century, maybe 1920's. It is missing it's bottom part, I found an identical one for sale on a website for just under 100$, and a few similar ones on ebay for $30-$60. Any insight on this one is appreciated!

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  1. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 2 years ago
    Most beautiful!!
  2. Luisa Luisa, 2 years ago
    Thank you mikko!!
  3. Luisa Luisa, 2 years ago
    Thanks for the love, Phil!
  4. mandragura mandragura, 2 years ago
    I just found a beautiful Maelzel Paquet metronome (SN 1832016). Sadly, I am not musical (gladly making up for that with piano lessons...) and do not know how to work it. It has two metal knobs, one above the other: What are these for and how do you use them? I've searched the web and have found you: Thanks for any help and tips.
  5. Luisa Luisa, 2 years ago
    are the knobs on the side of the metronome? Mine only has one, but different models have been made, and thats the only knob I can think that would be useful on one... it attaches to the main stick meant to keep time. I think it is used to properly change the weight from one scale to another; but mine is stuck, so I can't tell for sure. I also am not one for music, I just like whatever my antiques bring me to.
    A metronome is used to keep time on a music piece: the scale (mine is printed on paper behind the metal "stick" with the metronome weight on it) is used to determine what time to keep, you move your weight to that particular spot to keep either a quick beat or slow beat, and take your stick out from behind it's keeping spot, and it will tick back and forth, and keep your song in check!

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