Cayton Appalachian Dulcimer

Cayton Appalachian Dulcimer

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Description
This Appalachian dulcimer was made by P. L. Cayton in Allegheny Station, Virginia, between 1894 and 1895. It is a double-bout dulcimer, with three strings (one melody and two drones), wood nut and bridge, 17 metal frets, raised fretboard with round sound hole beneath, 3 wooden friction pegs, carved out pegbox, and rounded head.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
dulcimer
date made
1894 - 1895
maker
Cayton, P. L.
place made
United States: Virginia
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3 3/8 in x 7 in x 35 1/4 in; 8.5725 cm x 17.78 cm x 89.535 cm
ID Number
MI.095814
catalog number
095814
accession number
29267
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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