Huang Octave Bass Harmonica

Description (Brief):

This harmonica was made by Huang in China, undetermined date. It is an Octave Bass model, comprised of 2 harmonicas hinged together, with a total of 30 double holes and 60 reeds. It is made of black plastic with white plastic combs and metal cover plates attached with screws. Accessioned with original purple plush lined leatherette case and cardboard box. The harmonica is engraved:

Description (Brief)


Description (Brief)


Maker: Huang

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: China

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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: The Peter Kassan Collection

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1988.0783.514Accession Number: 1988.0783Catalog Number: 1988.0783.514

Object Name: harmonica

Physical Description: plastic (overall` material)metal (overall material)wood (overall material)material (overall material)paper (overall material)ink (overall material)Measurements: harmonica: 3 1/8 in x 8 5/8 in x 2 3/4 in; 7.9375 cm x 21.9075 cm x 6.985 cmcase: 3 1/16 in x 9 3/8 in x 4 1/4 in; 7.77875 cm x 23.8125 cm x 10.795 cmbox: 3 3/8 in x 10 in x 4 5/8 in; 8.5725 cm x 25.4 cm x 11.7475 cm


Record Id: nmah_1306557

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