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F.A. Rauner Polyhymnia Tremolo Concert Harmonica

F.A. Rauner Polyhymnia Tremolo Concert Harmonica

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This harmonica was made by F. A. Rauner in Saxony, undetermined date. It is a Polyhymnia Remolo Concert model with 20 double holes and 40 reeds. This harmonica has a red stained wooden comb with stamped and painted decoration with metal cover plates nailed to top and bottom. It is embossed:

[on top]

POLYHYMNIA
TRADE [image of dog] MARK

TREMOLO – CONCERT

GESETZLICH

GESCHUTZT

(and on bottom):

F.A. Raunel
THE BEST MADE
MADE IN SAXONY

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
harmonica
maker
Rauner, F. A.
place made
Germany: Saxony
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1/2 in x 7 9/16 in x 1 1/4 in; 1.27 cm x 19.20875 cm x 3.175 cm
overall: 3/4 in x 7 9/16 in x 1 5/16 in; 1.905 cm x 19.20875 cm x 3.33375 cm
ID Number
1988.0783.119
accession number
1988.0783
catalog number
1988.0783.119
Credit Line
The Peter Kassan Collection
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Cultural and Community Life: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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