"Polka Flor De Un Dia"


This music strip was made by Autophone Comapny in Ithaca, New York, about 1878. It is Autophone strip #280 - "Polka Flor De Un Dia." This strip can be played in 22-key model autophones.

This instrument features U. S. Patent #211821, dated December 3, 1878, by Henry B. Horton, for improvements in mechanical musical instruments that play perforated paper strips. In the patent description the inventor uses the term “autophone” to describe the instrument.

Date Made: ca 1878

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, Ithaca

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Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. C. R. Gutermuth

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MI.68.13.21Accession Number: 277816Catalog Number: 68.13.21

Object Name: music strip

Physical Description: paper (overall material)ink (overall material)Measurements: overall: 45 3/4 in x 5 1/4 in; 116.205 cm x 13.335 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-7da7-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_609170

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