Reproduction Patent Violin

Reproduction Patent Violin

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
violin
Date made
1901 - 1902
maker
Luscombe, Charles R.
Place Made
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
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 cm
body: 18 1/2 in; 46.99 cm
ID Number
MI.215475
catalog number
215475
accession number
39749
catalog number
215,475
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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