Hohner Auto-Valve-Harp Harmonica

Hohner Auto-Valve-Harp Harmonica

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This harmonica was made by M. Hohner in Germany, undetermined date. It is an Auto-Valve Harp model in the key of C, with 10 double holes and 40 reeds. The harmonica has a brown stained wooden comb with metal cover plates nailed to the top and bottom. Accessioned with its original cardboard box. The harmonica is stamped:

M.HOHNER’S
AUTO-VALVE-HARP
(GREATER VOLUME OF TONE)
PATENTED IN ALL COUNTRIES

(and the box is marked):

AUTO-VALVE-HARPMADE BY

M. HOHNER GERMANY
No. 105

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
harmonica
maker
Hohner, M.
place made
Germany
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 7/8 in x 4 1/2 in x 1 1/8 in; 2.2225 cm x 11.43 cm x 2.8575 cm
box: 1 1/4 in x 5 in x 1 1/2 in; 3.175 cm x 12.7 cm x 3.81 cm
harmonica: 15/16 in x 4 5/8 in x 1 3/16 in; 2.38125 cm x 11.7475 cm x 3.01625 cm
ID Number
1988.0783.069
accession number
1988.0783
catalog number
1988.0783.069
Credit Line
The Peter Kassan Collection
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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