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"Jet Engine" Side Sound Hole [Dulcimer]

David Schnaufer acquired this instrument in May of 2005 through an online auction on eBay. It appears to be a mid- to late 19th century instrument.

[Alabama Dulcimer #1]

The current owner purchased this instrument from the widow of one Joe Gamble in Huntsville, Alabama. It had been purchased in turn at the same time as fiddles that were from Texas.

[Alcorn County (MS) Dulcimer #1]

This music box belonged to the great-great-grandfather (maternal) of the owner, Benjamin Franklin Hardin (b. 1860s). He was a carpenter who built houses, and lived in Alcorn County, Mississippi. The instrument passed through the family.

[Coffee County Dulcimer #1]

This dulcimer was purchased by Paul Pyle of Tullahoma, Tennessee in the early 1970s, and later sold by his wife to David Schnaufer in 2002. It

A label affixed to the side of the instrument reads as follows:


Mfg. & sold…

[Decatur County Dulcimer #1]

This instrument belonged to the grandmother of Charles Fiddler, whose family chiefly lived in Henderson County. "Harmonica" is written on one side of the instrument, along with an illustration of a cuckoo. On the bottom of the instrument are traces…

[Gibson County Dulcimer #2]

The current owner located this instrument at the same time as Gibson Dulcimer #1. No other information known of its origins.

[Gibson County Dulcimer #3]

This instrument was built by Almus Crowe of Milan, Tennessee, likely in the 1960s. According to the builder, his instruments were modeled on 19th-century instruments from the West Tennessee region. The label inside reads as follows:

"No 9 A.…

[Giles County Dulcimer #1]

According to its oral history, this instrument originally belonged to Mary Elizabeth (Mary Lizzie) Follis Thurman (b. 1898), who was one of twelve children, and lived in Giles County, Tennessee, all her life. The current owner remembers it being in…

[Giles County Dulcimer #2]

This dulcimer was purchased by the current owner for his grandmother when he was in high school to replace her dulcimer which had burned years earlier in a house fire. He remembers hearing her talk of it often and located this one which had…