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German Accordion

German Accordion

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Description (Brief)

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 1 stop. This accordion has an embossed tag:


John Howard Foote (1833-1896) was a musical instrument dealer with shops in New York City and Chicago. This instrument was sold as an accordion (#5498).

Currently not on view
Object Name
Date made
1878 - 1882
place made
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
nickel (overall material)
paper (overall material)
brass (overall material)
cloth, embossed (overall material)
overall: 7 in x 15 in x 11 in; 17.78 cm x 38.1 cm x 27.94 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of J. Howard Foote
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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