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Resonator guitar (Tricone model)

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Body and neck of nickel silver. Three resonators in body covered by grillwork plate with screen mesh in geometric openings. Geometric grillwork in upper half of body. Belly, back, and ribs engraved with floral patterns; edges of body and neck engraved with wavy lines. Headstock of mahogany....

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Inscription

Decal on headstock: NATIONAL/ TRADE MARK; stamped on body: PAT. 1762617/ PAT. 1741453/ OTHER PAT. PEND./ MADE IN USA; stamped on headstock: 34 79

Provenance

1998, sold by the Music Emporium, Inc., Lexington, Massachusetts, to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 18, 1998)

Credit Line

Helen B. Sweeney Fund

1934

Object Place

Los Angeles, California, United States

Dimensions

Length 98 cm, width 36.2 cm (Length 38 9/16 in., width 14 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1998.193

Medium or Technique

Nickel silver, ebony, plastic

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Chordophones