EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY COLLECTION OF HISTORIC MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

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List B1: Dulcimers, Zithers and Harps

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Aeolian harp and Dulcimers
(1560)Aeolian harp.Alfred Hays, London, late 19th or early 20th century.
(3774)Aeolian harp.T.C. Bates & Son, London, late 19th or early 20th century.
(1645)Dulcimer, 8 strings.Roberts, Britain, 1968.
(1093)Salterio [dulcimer], 24 courses.Italy, probably 18th but possibly 17th century.
(1727)Dulcimer, 25 courses.Probably Scotland, late 19th or early 20th century.
(1092)Dulcimer, 19 courses.Probably 19th century.
(2407)Dulcimer.China (?), mid 20th century.
(3584)Chordal dulcimer.Ronald Roberts and Peter Cooke, Exeter, c 1958.
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Zithers and Bell harps
(179)Epinette de Vosges.I. Lambert, Val-d'Ajol, Vosges, c 1800.
(4618)Appalachian dulcimer.Matthew Hill, U.S.A., late 20th century.
(858)Zither, 49 strings.Saxony, late 19th or early 20th century.
(859)Guitar zither, 21 strings + 5 chords.Menzenhauer, New Jersey, U.S.A. (?), late 19th or early 20th century.
(177)Salzburg zither.Engleder, München, 1842.
(1103)Zither, single strings + 7 chords.Anglo-American Zither Co, New York (?), early 20th century.
(835)Regent zither, single strings + 4 chords.Faudel, Phillips & Sons, London, c 1900.
(2536)Guitar zither, 21 single strings + 5 chords.Menzenhauer & Schmidt, New Jersey, U.S.A., c 1900.
(1102)Autopharp or barred zither, 6 chords.Germany (?), early 20th century (?).
(778)Akkord zither [autoharp or barred zither, 6 chords.Grunert, Germany, early 20th century (?).
(2511)Autoharp or barred zither, 14 chords.William Brown, Largs, early 20th century.
(2764)Bell Harp, 10 strings.England, 20th century (?).
(3360)Bell harp, 16 strings.England, 1700-1750.
(3361)Plectrum for bell harp.England, 1700-1750.
(3362)Plectrum: bell harp.England, 1700-1750.
(1591)Bell harp, 16 courses.England, late 18th century.
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Harps
(855)Dital harp, 25 strings.Brimmeyr & Pfeiffer, Paris, c 1830, {4}.
(1107)Harp lute, 14 strings.Probably Britain, early 19th century.
(1048)Harp lute, 14 strings.Probably Britain, early 19th century.
(854)Dital harp, 12 strings, 7 over fingerboard, 5 open.Light, London, Early 19th century {648}.
(1108)Dital harp, 12 strings, 7 over fingerboard, 5 open.Light, London, early 19th century.
(1109)Dital harp, 19 strings.Light, London, early 19th century {20}.
(1110)Dital harp, 19 strings.Light, London, early 19th century {200}.
(1581)Dital harp, 19 strings.Light, London, early 19th century {343}.
(4224)Clàrsach.Briggs, Glasgow, 1933.
(1173)Harp, 37 strings (5 octaves), part only.Possibly Cousineau, France, late 18th century.
(860)Pedal harp, 43 strings (6 octaves) single action.Erat & Sons, London, c 1815, {1171}.
(176)Pedal harp, 43 strings (6 octaves) double action.Sebastian Erard, London, 1837 or later, {4568}.
(2026)Pedal harp, 44 strings (6 octaves) double action, part only.Grosjean.
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