A reader of the web site sent in these photos of an early zither made by Josef Förg.
Josef Förg was born in München on Jan. 15, 1890 and passed away on Jan. 18, 1946. For the years 1905-1907 he is listed as a salaried employee for the company Braun & Hauser, which is where he most likely began to develop his skills as an instrument maker.
The above image of a Josef Förg zither label reads "Werkstätte für Musikinstrumentenbau / Josef Förg / München, Gabelsbergerstr. 78." Translated, this label reads "Workshop for Music Instrument Manufacture / Josef Förg / Munich, Gabelsbergerstr. 78."
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