One more Marx, brother. . .

© Frank Ford, 2002; Photos by FF

It's hard to encounter these old patent instruments without chuckling, but I suppose they were no laughing matter from a commercial standpoint. Regardless, take a look at this Marxolin, from the Marxochime Colony of New Troy, Michigan (1927-1972). Great carnival paint job, and all kinds of cute built-in features, including a double rosin holder for the double bow - just what an aspiring musician needed for complete frustration.

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