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Annotated Checklist of Stelzner System Bowed Stringed Instruments

NMM 10402. Violin made in Richard Weichold/August Paulus workshop, Dresden, Saxony, April 1893. Serial no. 97. Board of Trustees, 2003.


NMM 14353. Viola made in Richard Weichold/August Paulus workshop, Dresden, April 1893. Serial no. 101. Gift of James Christensen, North Liberty, Iowa, 2008.


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NMM 14694. Violotta made in Richard Weichold/August Paulus workshop, Dresden, August 1893. Serial no. 176. Gift of James Christensen, North Liberty, Iowa, 2012.


NMM 6719. Violotta made in Richard Weichold/August Paulus workshop, Dresden, December 1896. Serial no. 325. Gift of Larry Anderson and David Folland, Northfield, Minnesota, 1998.

Lit.:  Margaret Downie Banks, "A Physicist’s Unfulfilled Prophecy: Alfred Stelzner’s Experiment in Violin Reform," America's Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 26, No. 2 (May 1999), pp. 4-5.

James Christensen, "Dr. Stelzner’s Original Instruments," The Strad 112, No. 1338 (October 2001) p. 1125.


For additional information about Stelzner System instruments,

Go to "Dr. Alfred Stelzner: Pioneer in Violin Acoustics," by James Christensen.

Go to James Christensen's Alfred Stelzner Research Archive at the NMM

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