Autoharp
Autoharp
Autoharp
Autoharp
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Islands Museum

Autoharp


Accession number: 2017.63.3ab
Date: 1880s
Materials: wood; plastic; metal
Measurements: 51 cm L x 27 cm W2017.63.b is 26 cm wide and 12 cm long.
Marks/Label: Key G 
135 2461 572 6135 246 CEG FAC GBDF CEG DFAG GBD ACEG DFA
987326 1451 
ADF CEG FAC GBDF CEG 
624 1356 461 5724 135 KEY F KEY C
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Description: Rectangular shape with the corner cut off. Sound board- guitar like sound. Hole in middle. A bed of laminated layered pieces of wood holds the pins. Opposide side of the pin bed are metal pins which hold the strings. 
Above the strings is a cork board with support felt pads facing the strings ( on the bottom)
History of Use: This autoharp had been stored in the house attic of Brenda Outhouse's and Lottie would tell the grandchildren not to touch it. However, Brenda often ignored these instructions.