Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Damper is a hinged valve in a chimney or flue to vary the draught that can pass through. It also means the arrangement to stop the vibration of the wire of a piano after the notes have been struck and the fingers removed.

“Let us urge forward our spirits, and make them approach the invisible world, and fix our mind upon immaterial things, till we clearly perceive that these are no dreams; nay, that all things are dreams and shadows besides them.”
–Henry Scougal, The Life of God in the Soul of Man