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Reproduction Patent Violin

Reproduction Patent Violin

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Description (Brief)
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.
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Date made
Luscombe, Charles R.
Place Made
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
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National Museum of American History
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