Aluminum Violin Patent Model

Description (Brief)
This aluminum violin was patented by Alfred Springer of Cincinnati, Ohio and received U.S. Patent number 451,863 in 1891. It is a violin in traditional form with a body of aluminum, bearing etched
representation of purfling and figure. This violin is made of aluminum ribs joined to aluminum table and back with aluminum pins, plain maple violin neck, pegbox and scroll, and an unvarnished body.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
violin
Date made
1891
patent date
1891-05-05
patentee
Springer, Alfred
Measurements
overall: 23 3/4 in x 7 7/8 in x 2 5/8 in; 60.325 cm x 20.0025 cm x 6.6675 cm
Place Made
United States: Ohio, Cincinnati
ID Number
MI*251412
accession number
48889
catalog number
251412
patent number
451,863
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Violins
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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