Appalachian Dulcimer

Appalachian Dulcimer

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This Appalachian dulcimer was made by an unknown maker, possibly in Staunton, Virginia, undetermined date. It is a trapezoidal-shaped dulcimer with a bottom with angled corners, 17 metal frets, 2 S-shaped sound holes. There are two faded stamps near sound hole:

Staunton, Virginia

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Object Name
place made
United States
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
soundboard: 2 in x 5 1/4 in x 34 1/4 in; 5.08 cm x 13.335 cm x 86.995 cm
back: 1/4 in x 6 in x 34 1/2 in;.635 cm x 15.24 cm x 87.63 cm
fretboard: 7/8 in x 1 1/16 in x 34 in; 2.2225 cm x 2.69875 cm x 86.36 cm
scroll: 2 in x 2 7/8 in x 8 3/4 in; 5.08 cm x 7.3025 cm x 22.225 cm
tailpiece: 1 7/8 in x 5 5/8 in x 2 7/8 in; 4.7625 cm x 14.2875 cm x 7.3025 cm
side: 5/16 in x 1 13/16 in x 31 3/4 in;.79375 cm x 4.60375 cm x 80.645 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Virginia O. Jeffreys
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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