Essbach Liberty Harmonica

Description:

This harmonica was made by Carl Essbach in Germany, undetermined date. It is a Liberty model with 16 double holes and 32 reeds. The harmonica has a blond stained wooden comb with metal cover plates attached to the top and bottom with nails. Some of the reeds are exposed. There appears that something was attached at one time to the top of the harmonica over the exposed reeds. It is embossed:

TRADE MARK
[statue]
LIBERTY
CARL ESSBACH
GERMANY
D.R.PATENT
No64481

(and):

Steel Bronze Reeds

Maker: Essbach, CarlMaker: Assbach, Carl

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Germany

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Exhibition:

Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: The Peter Kassan Collection

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1988.0783.196Accession Number: 1988.0783Catalog Number: 1988.0783.196

Object Name: harmonica

Physical Description: wood (overall material)metal (overall material)Measurements: overall: 7/8 in x 6 1/16 in x 2 1/8 in; 2.2225 cm x 15.39875 cm x 5.3975 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-fdff-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1306258

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