German Accordion

German Accordion

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This accordion was made in Germany around 1878 to 1882 and sold by the J. Howard Foote Company in New York and Chicago. It has 3 keys on the bass side, 10 buttons on the treble side, and 2 stops. It has a metal cut-out:

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ACCORDEAN
PATENT

John Howard Foote (1833-1896) was a musical instrument dealer with shops in New York City and Chicago. This instrument listed in an 1880 J. Howard Foote catalog, sold as a German Accordeon (#5520), for $9.30.

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
accordion
Date made
1878-1882
place made
Germany
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 7 5/8 in x 14 in x 12 1/2 in; 19.3675 cm x 35.56 cm x 31.75 cm
ID Number
MI.055643
accession number
11535
catalog number
055643
Credit Line
Gift of J. Howard Foote
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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