Pee Wee Harmonica

Pee Wee Harmonica

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This harmonica was made by an undetermined maker in Occupied Japan, around 1945-1951. It is a Pee Wee model, with 4 single holes and 8 reeds. This harmonica has a white painted wooden comb with metal cover plates attached to the top and bottom with screws and nuts, and a metal loop. The harmonica is engraved:

Pee Wee

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Object Name
date made
place made
Japan: Japan
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
harmonica: 7/16 in x 1 1/2 in x 9/16 in; 1.11125 cm x 3.81 cm x 1.42875 cm
box: 1/2 in x 1 5/8 in x 5/8 in; 1.27 cm x 4.1275 cm x 1.5875 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
The Peter Kassan Collection
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National Museum of American History
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