German Scheitholt Zither

Description:

This German Scheitholt style zither was made by an unknown maker in the United States, undetermined date. It has a rectangular shaped body, with holes for 8 tuning pins, and a rounded head and tail. The bass rib is carved:

MISS MINNIE SEAMSTERS’ PROPERTY

(and stamped on the bottom block):

F. OBERTHIER

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States

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Exhibition:

Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of Virginia O. Jeffreys

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1993.0569.12Catalog Number: 1993.0569.12Accession Number: 1993.0569

Object Name: zither

Physical Description: wood (overall material)Measurements: overall: 2 3/8 in x 4 1/8 in x 34 5/8 in; 6.0325 cm x 10.4775 cm x 87.9475 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-492e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_607610

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