Harmonic Reed Corp. Victory Band Harmonica


This harmonica was made by Harmonic Reed Corporation in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, about 1943. It is a Victory Band model, with 10 double holes and 20 reeds. This harmonica has a black plastic comb with metal cover plates attached to the top and bottom with open rivets. It is engraved:

U.S. PAT 2,317,425 CANADIAN PAT 419477

This harmonica features U.S. Patent #2317425, dated April 27, 1943 for the manufacture of harmonicas submitted by Charles E. Wetzler and Paul F. Boehm assignors to The United States Harmonica Corporation.

Date Made: ca 1943

Maker: Harmonic Reed Corporation

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: The Peter Kassan Collection

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1988.0783.325Accession Number: 1988.0783Catalog Number: 1988.0783.325Patent Number: 2317425

Object Name: harmonica

Physical Description: plastic (overall material)metal (overall material)Measurements: overall: 3/4 in x 4 in x 1 in; 1.905 cm x 10.16 cm x 2.54 cm

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Record Id: nmah_1306388

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