Items#5829Good overall condition, as it was wrapped in newspaper and stored in a suitcase for many years, in a climate controlled and smoke free home. Two books, tool, and a wire music holder, comes with the MandolinHarpZither.Measures 19.25" x 12 3/8" bottom, and 6.25 top. The piece of wood at the bottom has a split in the wood. Number on the back side embossed in wood is 5829. It is dusty, needs cleaning, tuned, cared for, and most of all enjoyed. Please view all photos for additional details.
The condition can be seen in the photos; and one screw is slightly loose on the bottom where a piece of wood can be removed to access the strings. Wood is also split where the screw is loose. Accessories include a music holder that attaches to the instrument, a striking device similar to musical hammers, a Number Music Catalog and an old book titled Instructor for the Mandolin-Guitar Method. A Natural Course in Music.
Founded by Oscar and Otto Schmidt in Jersey City , New Jersey in 1871, the company applied. For dozens of patents in musical instruments and related equipment. The Oscar Schmidt Company was formally incorporated in 1911 and at the company's peak in the early 1920s, with the company operating manufacturing facilities in five cities.
The company often employed current events as a marketing strategy. Each year, the company would offer new " special editions " of its products linked to newsworthy events likely to appeal to the sympathy of customers the door to door sales force would encounter. These special editions would include a small dedication commemorating the event and sheet music also written to commemorate the event.The instruments were small, portable , durable instruments intended to be easy to learn, and useful for family entertainment in the decades between the Civil War and the emergence of radio and later television. The item "VintageOSCAR SCHMIDTMandolinHarpZither2 BookMisc. Items#5829" is in sale since Monday, June 15, 2020. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Vintage Musical Instruments\Vintage String\Folk & World\Autoharps & Zithers". The seller is "demarcell" and is located in Boerne, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.