All American Harmonica


This harmonica was made By Harmonic Reed Corp. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, after 1934. It is an All American model, with 10 single holes and 20 reeds. This harmonica has a black plastic comb with a curved black metal and plastic cover plate attached with screws. The harmonica is printed:


This harmonica features U.S. Design Patent No. 92,285 dated May 22, 1934 for a new harmonica design by Charles H. Bennington and Irving L. Stein assignors to the Harmatone Company, Inc.


reissue U.S. Patent No. 19,299 (originally 1,817,109) for dated September 4, 1934 for improvements in harmonica reeds by Charles H. Bennington and Irving L. Stein assignors to the Harmatone Company, Inc.

Maker: Harmonic Reed Corporation

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

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Credit Line: The Peter Kassan Collection

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1988.0783.333Accession Number: 1988.0783Catalog Number: 1988.0783.333Patent Number: 19,29992,285

Object Name: harmonica

Physical Description: plastic (overall material)metal (overall material)paper (overall material)ink (overall material)Measurements: harmonica: 1 5/16 in x 4 7/16 in x 1 in; 3.33375 cm x 11.27125 cm x 2.54 cmbox: 1 3/16 in x 5 3/4 in x 1 9/16 in; 3.01625 cm x 14.605 cm x 3.96875 cm


Record Id: nmah_1306396

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