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Single-stringed musical instrument, a 'phono-fiddle', made of wood, with brass horn attached to amplify sound. Metal tuning key for the horn, copper bridge, ivory or bone handle to peg, and felted wool on each end of the support at the base. Drawing pin at base of support. Played seated, with a bow, the instrument held vertically, the two support flanges held between the legs. Nailed to the body below the bridge is a circular celluloid manufacturer's label which reads: 'TRADE MARK / PHONO FIDDLE / A T Howson / REG NO 287991', and on the underside the manufacturer's printed name in gold letters: A. T. HOWSON LONDON

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