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Dulcimer. The trapezoid body is of varnished red-brown wood. The flat wooden sound-table is painted black. The table is pierced by four sound holes comprising one central hole encircled by eight smaller holes. Red and gold star-like decorations surround the soundholes. There are fourteen quadruple courses of strings. Each string course, mainly of dark metal wire, some of copper, is secured to the body with a row of four small metal hitchpins on the left hand side; and with a row of four tuning pins on the right hand side. Eleven courses pass over eleven chessmen bridges on the left hand side of the sound table. The second, sixth and tenth courses pass over (bass) bridges near the right hand side. The body is varnished. The hammers have square edged handles of wood; their heads are mallet shaped and covered with white cloth.


Musical Instruments

314.122-4 true board zithers with resonator box (box zither)
Broad category
Musical Instruments, Chordophone
Additional names, titles, or classifications
catalogue name:  dulcimer
object name:  dulcimer
catalogue title:  314.122-4 true board zithers with resonator box (box zither)
display title:  314.122 true board zithers with resonator box (box zither) (-4)
display title:  314.122 true board zithers with resonator box (box zither) (4)

Additional maker information
Robinson, John
Cambridgeshire, England, UK; Europe
Additional place information
Date made
before 1883
Additional date information
date made:  before 1883 
date made:  19th century 

Materials & techniques
wood; iron; copper alloy; metal thread; paint
Additional material & technique information
material: wood (overall)
material: copper alloy (overall)
material: paint (overall)
material: metal thread (overall)
overall: 890 x 320 x 115 mm
Additional measurement information
overall: 890 x 320 x 115 mm

Related subjects
object name: dulcimers
classified as: 314.122 True board zithers with resonator box (box zither)

Record created 1999-12-26 by EMOWEN
Record last updated 2017-10-23 by XGVIEWS

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