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Darracott, William, Jr. locked

  • Frederick R. Selch

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(b Milford, NH, 1799; d Milford, NH, 1868) American maker of bowed string instruments. He was the son of a cooper, William Darracott Sr. (1769–1825), and was described as a “mechanic” by trade, meaning that he used machinery and hand tools to construct such custom-made items as spinning wheels and clocks. As an instrument maker he concentrated on the violin and “larger instruments of the same kind” (Ramsdell, ...

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