Wordless Wednesday : Miniature Violin, Tucson, Arizona

Wordless Wednesday : Miniature Violin, Tucson, Arizona

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18th Century Violin Maker’s Shop created by W. Foster Tracy, 1979, The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniature, Tucson, Arizona

The tiny workshop is encased in the body of a real violin. Scale is 1:12 so that hanging violins are only two inches long. The cello is probably four inches as a real cello is 48 inches but the museum recording didn’t say. Tracy made little tool replicas to hang on the back wall.  The real violin’s body is only 2 inches deep and was cut away to hold the scene.

Amazing, right?

 

References:

The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures
4455 E Camp Lowell Dr
Tucson, AZ 85712
Tues-Sat 9am-4pm
Sun noon – 4pm
Mon closed
$9 general
$8 (age 65+ or military)
$6 ages 4-17
free ages 3 and under

 

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19 Replies to “Wordless Wednesday : Miniature Violin, Tucson, Arizona”

  1. It would be interesting to see.a sense of scale. Maybe throw an empty cigarette pack into the scene or something. I know its smaller than I think it appears, since its built out of a violin, but I’m being fooled by the concept. You cant fit all that stuff in a real violin!

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    1. Yes, you can! It’s really tiny. That does sound like a good idea but you can’t really introduce something into the scene as it’s encased in glass. They have to. I bet everybody would wnat to touch the miniatures because they are so wonderful

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  2. Charlee: “This must be that ‘World’s Smallest Violin’ that we’ve heard about.”
    Chaplin: “Dada says Mr. Pink plays it for the waitresses.”
    Charlee: “Have we mentioned that now we understand why Dennis always used to say that he had no idea what Dada was talking about?”

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    1. It’s at the Time Machine Miniature Museum on Fort Lowell. It’s pretty cool. The whole museum is just miniatures and a lot of them are set up in the cutest little scenes or doll houses

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