Mandolin patents in Italy between 1870 and 1930: between real innovations and commercial strategy.

(With a brief history of the Roman Mandolin from Maldura-De Santis to Embergher)

A complete list of mandolin patents filed in Italy up to 1930, taken from official and original documents.
The first and most important patent is the one of Maldura, which is also about the “invention” of the modern Roman Mandolin.

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