Gebrüder Ludwig Accordion

Description (Brief):

This accordion was made by Gebrüder Ludwig, in Zwota, Saxony, Germany, around 1889-1905. It has double bellows, 3 bass keys, 10 treble buttons, and 2 stops. This accordion is embossed:

Description (Brief)


Description (Brief)

Gebrüder Ludwig was founded as a harmonica manufacturer in 1844 by Friedrich Adolph Ludwig. In 1864 younger brother Franz Louis Ludwig opened a shop in Zwota, and around 1889 Gebrüder Ludwig were making accordions.

Date Made: 1888-1892

Maker: Gebruder Ludwig

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Germany

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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Llewellyn N. Edwards

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MI.65.0725Accession Number: 257193Catalog Number: 65.0725

Object Name: accordion

Physical Description: wood (overall material)metal (overall material)paper (overall material)leather (overall material)Measurements: overall: 5 5/8 in x 10 1/4 in x 9 7/8 in; 14.2875 cm x 26.035 cm x 25.0825 cm


Record Id: nmah_606659

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