Reproduction Patent Violin


This violin was made by Charles R. Luscombe of Washington, D.C. about 1902. It was constructed in the Smithsonian as a copy of the S. J. Talbott patent “fiddle,” catalog #231114. This model has individual bridges for each of 16 strings and a tapered cylindrical body stained reddish-brown with orange-yellow flat back.

Date Made: 1901 - 1902

Maker: Luscombe, Charles R.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: District of Columbia, Washington

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MI.215475Catalog Number: 215475Accession Number: 39749Catalog Number: 215,475

Object Name: violin

Physical Description: wood, pine (body material)steel (strings material)wood, hickory (foot material)Measurements: overall: 23 in x 5 1/2 in x 3 1/8 in; 58.42 cm x 13.97 cm x 7.9375 cmbody: 18 1/2 in; 46.99 cm


Record Id: nmah_605657

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