Here is the latest cool old U. S. Patent we found to share with you – #223318 from way back in 1880!
This one shows a double-necked Appalachian-style dulcimer, with a rectangular sound box, which was granted a patent in 1880.
Believe it or not, this style of dulcimer actually played a roll in rural courtship rituals… do you know how? Check out the knowledgebase post to find out!
Want to try your hand at building your own dulcimer out of cigar boxes? Check out this post where dulcimer-whiz Diane shows you how!