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Body of ebonised pine. Decorated with coloured, transfer-printed scrolled design around the edges of the case top and the border of the sound-hole. Two coloured, transfer-printed scales applied to the case. Two sets of strings, crossing each other diagonally, the majority of them modern steel and overspun replacements (1993), all held by 47 steel wrestpins. Three conical brass feet on base. In own wooden case.

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    The Anglo-American Zither Company
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    National Museums Liverpool
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  • Inscriptions:Label: "Lion Zither, Patented, Manufactured by the [illegible] Zither Co., New York, London, Melbourne. Sold through our special agents only."|Transfer Print: "Lion Zither, Patented October 7th 1899, The Anglo-American Zither Co., New York, London, Melbourne" on the case
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  • Repository:National Museums Liverpool
  • Measurements:Length 506mm, width 365mm