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Annotated Checklist of Instruments Designed by Lloyd Loar

Along With Their Amplifiers and Speakers

(in chronological order)

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NMM 57.  Electric violin by Vivi-Tone Company, Kalamazoo, Michigan, ca. 1932-1933.

NMM 57.  Electric violin by Vivi-Tone Company, Kalamazoo, ca. 1932-1933.  Ex coll.:  Lloyd Allayre Loar, Evanston, Illinois.  Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.


NMM 10809.  Electric mandola by Vivi-Tone Company, Kalamazoo, Michigan, ca. 1932-1933.

NMM 10809.  Electric mandola by Vivi-Tone Company, Kalamazoo, ca. 1932-1933.  Serial number 39.  Ex coll.: Dennis E. Hartnett.  Arne B. and Jeanne F. Larson Fund, 2004.


NMM 10810.  Electric mandocello by Vivi-Tone Company, Kalamazoo, Michigan, ca. 1932-1933.

NMM 10810.  Electric mandocello by Vivi-Tone Company, Kalamazoo, Michigan, ca. 1932-1933.  Serial number 9.  Ex coll.:  Dennis E. Hartnett, New York.  Arne B. and Jeanne F. Larson Fund, 2004.


NMM 10811.  Electric guitar by Vivi-Tone Company, Kalamazoo, Michigan, ca. 1934-1935.

NMM 10811.  Electric guitar by Vivi-Tone Company, Kalamazoo, 1934-1935.  Serial number 300.  Used with 10812.  Ex coll.: Dennis E. Hartnett.  Arne B. and Jeanne F. Larson Fund, 2004.


NMM 10812.  Amplifier by Webster Electric Company, Racine, ca. 1935.

NMM 10812.  Amplifier by Webster Electric Company, Racine, ca. 1935.  Used with 10811.  Ex coll.: Dennis E. Hartnett.  Arne B. and Jeanne F. Larson Fund, 2004.


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NMM 10878.  Clavier by Vivi-Tone Company, Kalamazoo or Detroit, ca. 1934-1937.  Used with 10879 and 10880.  Ex coll.:  Lloyd Allayre Loar.  Gift of Roger Siminoff, Arroyo Grande, California, 2005.


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NMM 10879.  Electronic clavier amplifier attributed to Webster, Racine, Wisconsin, ca. 1934-1938.  Used with 10878.  Ex coll.:  Lloyd Allayre Loar.  Gift of Roger Siminoff, 2005.


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NMM 10880.  Electronic clavier speaker cabinet attributed to Vivi-Tone, Kalamazoo, ca. 1934-1938.  Used with 10878.  Ex coll.:  Lloyd Allayre Loar.  Gift of Roger Siminoff, 2005.


NMM 13574.  Hollow body electric guitar by Vivi-Tone, Detroit, ca. 1936-1939.

NMM 13574.  Hollow body electric guitar by Vivi-Tone, Detroit, ca. 1936-1939.  Serial number 623. Tony & Bonnie Vinatieri Trust, 2008.


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NMM 10881.  Electronic harpsichord by Frank Holton & Co., Elkhorn, Wisconsin, ca. 1937-1940.  Serial number 117.  Used with 10883 and 10884. Ex coll.:  Lloyd Allayre Loar.  Gift of Roger Siminoff, 2005.


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NMM 10882.  Electronic harpsichord by Frank Holton & Co., Elkhorn, ca. 1937-1940.  Used with 10883 and 10884.  Serial number 119.  Ex coll.:  Lloyd Allayre Loar.  Gift of Roger Siminoff, 2005.


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NMM 10883.  Electronic harpsichord amplifier by Webster, Racine, ca. 1937-1938.  Used with 10881 and 10882.  Ex coll.:  Lloyd Allayre Loar.  Gift of Roger Siminoff, 2005.


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NMM 10884.  Electronic harpsichord speaker bench attributed to Frank Holton & Co., Elkhorn, ca. 1937-1938.  Used with 10881 and 10882.  Ex coll.:  Lloyd Allayre Loar.  Gift of Roger Siminoff, 2005.

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