Doerfel's International Harmonica


This harmonica was made by G.A. Doerfel in Germany, undetermined date. It is a Doerfel’s International harmonica, with 10 single holes and 20 reeds. This harmonica has a wood comb with a white celluloid shell. Cast on the cover:

Doerfel's International
PAT'd APRIL 7th 91

This harmonica features U. S. Patent No. 449755, dated April 7, 1891, by Max Doerfrl, for improvements in harmonicas.

Maker: Doerfel, G. A.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Germany

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Credit Line: Gift of Peter Kassan

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2005.0268.08Accession Number: 2005.0268Catalog Number: 2005.0268.08Patent Number: 449755

Object Name: harmonica

Physical Description: wood (overall material)metal (overall material)celluloid (overall material)Measurements: overall: 3/4 in x 3 3/4 in x 1 1/8 in; 1.905 cm x 9.525 cm x 2.8575 cm


Record Id: nmah_1296330

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