[Coffee County Dulcimer #1]

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Title

[Coffee County Dulcimer #1]

Description

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:

THE HARMONICA

Mfg. & sold by

Echard & Goodman

No. 239303

Pat. 1881 Imp. 1886

This same patent information appears on several other music boxes in the area.

Creator

Echard & Goodman

Identifier

Coffee-1
DS-24

Coverage

Coffee County, Tennessee

Dulcimer type

C

Owner

Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, Tennessee

Where examined

Tullahoma, Tennessee

Cataloged by

S. Conatser

Date of cataloging

1993-11-16

Dimensions--overall

28 7/8" x 13 3/8" x 3 3/4"

Dimensions--fretboard

26 7/8" x 1 5/8" x 1 3/8"

Physical description

made of poplar; brown stain; bears manufacturing label taped on side of instrument; corners not mitred; 15 frets, 3/4" wide, thin; 4 strings (2 strings only); separate metal bridge and nut; overall in excellent condition with very little wear; a small section missing from one of the top corners and slight rodent damage to two sound holes

Geolocation

Citation

Echard & Goodman, “[Coffee County Dulcimer #1],” Appalachian Dulcimer Archive, accessed August 15, 2018, https://dulcimerarchive.omeka.net/items/show/7.