Plucked Dulcimer used by Charles Hammack

Plucked Dulcimer used by Charles Hammack

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Description (Brief)
This hourglass-shaped plucked dulcimer was made in Clendenin, West Virginia between 1848 and 1855, but its maker is unknown. It has four strings (two melody strings and two drone strings). It was previously owned and used by Charles Hammack.
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Object Name
Date made
1848 to 1855
Hammack, Charles
place made
United States: West Virginia, Clendenin
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
overall: 3.125 cm x 7 cm x 34.25 cm; 1 7/32 in x 2 3/4 in x 13 15/32 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Dr. Gloria M. Hammack
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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