[Sullivan County Dulcimer #1]

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Title

[Sullivan County Dulcimer #1]

Description

This music box dates from the late 19th century, and was purchased by David Schnaufer around 1990 for $325 from an antique dealer in Black Mountain, NC.

Identifier

Sullivan-1
DS-13

Coverage

Sullivan County, Tennessee

Dulcimer type

C

Owner

Tennessee State Museum

Cataloged by

S. Conatser

Date of cataloging

1993-12-01

Dimensions--overall

28 1/4" x 12 1/4" x 3 1/4"

Dimensions--fretboard

26" x 1 1/8" x 1 3/4"

Physical description

poplar; evidence of green milk paint on top and sides; top and bottom extend roughly 1/2" beyond sides; nails at corners; sides may have had yellow paint; previous owner attached a card saying "mid 19th Century - Sullivan County, TN"; alternating sound holes with some damage; 15 frets, set all the way to the edge, and made of heavy staples; slots for 5 strings; 4 tuners, 2 of which appear to be original, and 1 other replaced by a door latch (!); additional notch marks on top of instrument with the letters "J A M"; one back corner broken off, split in one corner of top

Geolocation

Citation

“[Sullivan County Dulcimer #1],” Appalachian Dulcimer Archive, accessed October 20, 2019, https://dulcimerarchive.omeka.net/items/show/53.