Schwarzer Zither

Schwarzer Zither

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Description (Brief)
This zither was made by Franz Schwarzer in Washington, Missouri, about 1909. It is a table top Concert model, serial #9849, with 38 strings (5 drone, 33 accompaniment). Accessioned with accessories: 2 tuning wrenches, 2 pitch pipe tubes, 4 thumb picks, 1 brush, 1 duster, 4 coasters and books: 1 music manuscript, 1 book bound sheet music.
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Object Name
Date made
ca 1909
Schwarzer, Franz
place made
United States: Missouri, Washington
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
overall: 7 cm x 33 cm x 60 cm; 2 3/4 in x 13 in x 23 5/8 in
overall: 2 7/8 in x 23 1/2 in x 13 in; 7.3025 cm x 59.69 cm x 33.02 cm
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Credit Line
Gift of Joseph A. Polanshek
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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