Spare strings consisting of coils of wire, ending with both a hitch-pin loop and a straight edge. A brown paper label, made out of a thin oblong of paper folded over and stuck together, is attached to the strings with the note the strings would make on the clavichord, if placed correctly, annotated on it.
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