Schwarzer Zither

Description (Brief):

This zither was made by Franz Schwarzer in Washington, Missouri, about 1909. It is a table top Concert model, serial #9849, with 38 strings (5 drone, 33 accompaniment). Accessioned with accessories: 2 tuning wrenches, 2 pitch pipe tubes, 4 thumb picks, 1 brush, 1 duster, 4 coasters and books: 1 music manuscript, 1 book bound sheet music.

Date Made: ca 1909

Maker: Schwarzer, Franz

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Missouri, Washington

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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of Joseph A. Polanshek

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1996.0278.01Catalog Number: 1996.0278.01Accession Number: 1996.0278Serial Number: 9849

Object Name: zither

Physical Description: wood (overall material)metal (overall material)Measurements: overall: 7 cm x 33 cm x 60 cm; 2 3/4 in x 13 in x 23 5/8 inoverall: 2 7/8 in x 23 1/2 in x 13 in; 7.3025 cm x 59.69 cm x 33.02 cm


Record Id: nmah_608104

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