German Accordion

Description (Brief):

This accordion was made in Germany around 1878 to 1882 and sold by the J. Howard Foote Company in New York and Chicago. It has 5 keys on the bass side, 19 keys on the treble side, and 2 stops. It has a metal cut-out:

Description (Brief)

John Howard Foote (1833-1896) was a musical instrument dealer with shops in New York City and Chicago. This instrument was sold as a German Accordion (#5551).

Date Made: 1878 - 1882

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Germany

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Credit Line: Gift of J. Howard Foote

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MI.055644Accession Number: 11535Catalog Number: 55644

Object Name: accordion

Physical Description: wood (overall material)metal (overall material)paper (overall material)cloth, enameled (bellows material)Measurements: overall: 7 1/4 in x 15 in x 12 3/4 in; 18.415 cm x 38.1 cm x 32.385 cm


Record Id: nmah_1160920

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