Medal Butterfly Harmonica


This harmonica was made by Medal in Occupied Japan, 1945-1951. It is a Butterfly model, with 4 single holes and 8 reeds. This harmonica has a gray painted wooden comb with metal cover plates attached to the top and bottom with screws and nuts, and a metal loop. It is engraved:




Date Made: 1945-1951

Maker: Medal

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Japan: Japan

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Credit Line: The Peter Kassan Collection

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1988.0783.020Accession Number: 1988.0783Catalog Number: 1988.0783.020

Object Name: harmonica

Physical Description: wood (overall material)metal (overall material)Measurements: overall: 7/16 in x 1 1/2 in x 9/16 in; 1.11125 cm x 3.81 cm x 1.42875 cm


Record Id: nmah_1306082

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