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Staff pen

Artist/Maker:
Vogler, John
Place Made:
Salem North Carolina United States of America
Date Made:
1825-1838
Medium:
brass, wood
Dimensions:
LOA 4 1/2
Accession Number:
760.5
Description:
Line staff pen having a brass head and carved scroll handle. Inscription in black ink. Music staff pens, such as this one, were used to draw lines for sheet music.
This was marked by Lisetta Maria Vogler, daughter of John Vogler, silversmith. Lisetta was married in 1838, therefore the pen was made before 1838.
History:
Music staff pens, such as this one, were used to draw lines for sheet music.
This was marked by Lisetta Maria Vogler, daughter of John Vogler, silversmith. Lisetta was married in 1838, therefore the pen was made before 1838.
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Bahnson Gray