Needham Violoncello

Needham Violoncello

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This violoncello was made by Howard Needham in Bethsda, Maryland, in 1989.. There is a printed label inside the instrument:

HOWARD HUBBARDNEEDHAM
BETHESDA, MD. ANNO 1989

(handwritten inscription):

Made for Fred Blachly with outlined wood set from shop of Albert Moglie

(and stamped):

H NEEDHAM

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
cello
date made
1989
maker
Needham, Howard
place made
United States: Maryland, Bethesda
Physical Description
spruce (overall: material)
maple (overall: material)
Measurements
overall: 127 cm x 43.9 cm; 50 in x 17 5/16 in
upper bout: 34.8 cm; x 13 11/16 in
center bout: 23.7 cm; x 9 5/16 in
lowerbout: 43.9 cm; x 17 5/16 in
vibrating string length: 69.1 cm; 27 3/16 in
rib height (top block): 11.5 cm; 4 1/2 in
rib height (lower corner): 11.8 cm; 4 5/8 in
rib height (bottom block): 11.8 cm; 4 5/8 in
overall-excludes tailpin: 48 1/4 in x 17 1/4 in x 9 3/8 in; 122.555 cm x 43.815 cm x 23.8125 cm
ID Number
2008.3008.02
nonaccession number
2008.3008
catalog number
2008.3008.02
Credit Line
Gift of Frederick J. O. Blachly
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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