Plucked Dulcimer possibly madeby W. Hamber

Plucked Dulcimer possibly madeby W. Hamber

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Description (Brief)
This teardrop-shaped plucked dulcimer was possibly made by W. Hamber in North Carolina between 1835 and 1865. The dulcimer had two strings (one melody string and one drone string). During repairs in 1966 there was debris found inside of the dulcimer. There is a paper label on the back of the instrument that has writing that is too faded to read.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
dulcimer
place made
United States: North Carolina
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3 1/2 in x 6 3/8 in x 31 3/4 in; 8.89 cm x 16.1925 cm x 80.645 cm
ID Number
MI.66.158
catalog number
66.158
accession number
272601
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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