This Is a Rastrum

Rastra are dip pens that composers use (or used in the past) to draw musical staff. They were common among European composers in the 18th and 19th Centuries. Some, such as the one above, survive as prized antiques. Rastrum is the Latin word for, appropriately, “rake”.

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