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Guitar, the body of rosewood, branded on the head “(crown) / PATENT / T.HOWELL / INVENTOR / BRISTOL” also with two Howell labels, one inscribed 1839 in ink.  Made c.1839. Length 93.4cm. Body length 41.0cm. String sounding length 61.0cm. Interesting internal construction with two longitudinal floating sound bars. Frets made of glass.

Guitar, the body of rosewood, branded on the head “(crown) / PATENT / T.HOWELL / INVENTOR / BRISTOL” also with two Howell labels, one inscribed 1839 in ink. Made c.1839. Length 93.4cm. Body length 41.0cm. String sounding length 61.0cm. Interesting internal construction with two longitudinal floating sound bars. Frets made of glass.
Repaired crack in table, revarnished.

Price £8750.00
Instrument #464
References
British Patent No.6964 taken out by Thomas Howell in 1835.
"Thomas Howell, Improvements to the Spanish Guitar" from "The Guitar in England 1820-1924" 1989 by Stewart Button.
Entry for Thomas Howell from "Saintsbury's "Dictionary of Musicians" 1824.
Photographs of internal strutting

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