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P. C. Poulsen

Posted by 99_ROY_D on Wednesday, May 20, 2009

i am looking for info about a fiddle maker , P. C. Poulsen

i have a fiddle with his label  inside, also inside is another label

"rebuilt by  Jarvis C. Weaver         A.L. Howell 1946  "

could anyone please help me with finding info on the fiddle

thanks



7 comments on “P. C. Poulsen”

fiddlepogo Says:
Thursday, May 21, 2009 @5:59:09 PM

Check this out-
scroll down to lot #116!
http://www.proxybid.com/asp/Catalog.asp?aid=9421&p=5&srch=search%20this%20auction&sort=0
He was apparently based in Chicago.
This is one of those old automatic fiddle playing machines, and the fiddle part of it was made by P.C. Poulsen!

fiddlepogo Says:
Thursday, May 21, 2009 @6:13:42 PM

This Danish page shows a P.C. Poulsen who was a Danish Supreme Court judge- I doubt he's your man, unless fiddles were his hobby- the guy in Chicago is much more likely!
But the guy in Chicago could have been a Dane, and the P.C. could have stood for Poul Christian (Paul Christian?) just like the Danish judge.

99_ROY_D Says:
Thursday, May 21, 2009 @6:18:21 PM

thanks very much!!!
i bet the guy in chicago is it
another label inside says "rebuilt by Jarvis C. Weaver "
A.L. Howell 1946 "
any info on him?

fiddlepogo Says:
Thursday, May 21, 2009 @6:20:12 PM

There was a photographer named Poul C. Poulsen-
http://protocat.nla.gov.au/Search/Home?lookfor=author:%22(Paul%20C.),%22&page=10
and search the name.

fiddlepogo Says:
Thursday, May 21, 2009 @6:35:12 PM

wikipedia on the Mills Novelty Co with a section on the Violano Virtuoso:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mills_Novelty_Company.

There is the possibility that when a Violano Virtuoso broke down and was junked, the violin was removed, and a fingerboard put on it.
(the one in the machine didn't have a fingerboard)

fiddlepogo Says:
Thursday, May 21, 2009 @6:38:47 PM

About all I can find on a Jarvis C. Weaver:
http://genforum.genealogy.com/weaver/messages/7958.html

99_ROY_D Says:
Thursday, May 21, 2009 @9:09:17 PM

thanks for your help!!!

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