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The autoharp was invented around 1880 in Germany by Karl August GŁtter. It was first manufactured in the United States in 1885 by Charles F. Zimmermann in Philadelphia. The autoharp was a popular parlor instrument around the turn of the 20th century. Usually, it has 36 strings with chord bars that damp the strings to make specific chords.

Read more about the autoharp in The True History of the Autoharp, by Ivan Stiles.
The Appalachian or mountain dulcimer is an instrument born in the Applachian Mountains. Most dulcimers have four strings and can be tuned to different modes. It can be strummed or finger-picked to play chords or melody.
The bowed psaltery can be traced back to at least 1600 A.D. The strings are strung across a sound box and individual strings can be played with a bow. The introduction of a second bow allows the addition of harmony notes to complement the melody.
No one knows who first started playing the musical saw. All that is known is that it first appeared in Vaudeville at the turn of the 20th century. It can be played with a bow or a mallet. A saw player is known as a "sawyer."