Schwarzer Zither

Schwarzer Zither

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Description (Brief)
Made by Franz Schwarzer. Washington, MO. 1870-1880.

Serial #3456 Elegy Harp model B. Accessioned with original case containing accessories. Bears an original Franz Schwarzer label. According to Schwarzer Factory records this instrument was sold in 1890.
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Object Name
Date made
Schwarzer, Franz
place made
United States: Missouri, Washington
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
ivory (overall material)
mother of pearl (overall material)
overall: 3 in x 23 3/4 in x 13 3/4 in; 7.62 cm x 60.325 cm x 34.925 cm
overall: 3 in x 27 1/2 in x 13 3/4 in; 7.62 cm x 69.85 cm x 34.925 cm
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accession number
catalog number
serial number
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. George Saegmuller
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National Museum of American History
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