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Horn Violin
1854

"the tone and power of the instruments [are] much improved"
This violin bears the names of two different manufacturers: Derazey, the Frenchman who made the original violin around 1850, and Sewall Short, the American from New London, CT, who--in his mind at least--improved it. Smith hollowed out the wooden neck of the violin and added an amplifying brass horn, or trumpet, to transmit the sound vibrations. "The vibrations," stated Short in his May 2, 1854, patent application, "are greatly increased and the tone and power of the instruments much improved."

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36.35" long
Patent No. 10,867, May 2, 1854
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