Merville Clark's Harp (1883-1953) Patent Drawing

© Joseph Jourdain – Josephus Harp Shop – 2019

Here is the drawing that Merville did for his patent. It can also be used for designing a new harp using the method in Erard tutorial. What is interesting here is that Clark 's harps were modeled from an earlier design in the 1800' by John Egan. Below Clark's drawing is a picture of 3 harps we have,  Have a look and see how similar they are. You can make your own version too.

  

 

From right to left: an original John Egan single action portable harp,  a Clark's harp copy made by a hobbyist, and a commercially produced harps.

 

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