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Hohner Donauwellen Harmonica

Hohner Donauwellen Harmonica

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This harmonica was made by M. Hohner in Germany, undetermined date. It is a Donauwellen model in the key of C, with 16 double holes and 32 reeds. This harmonica has a brown stained wooden comb with metal cover plates attached at the top and bottom with screws. Accessioned with original cardboard box. The harmonica is engraved:

DONAUWELLEN
M.HOHNER

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
harmonica
maker
Hohner, M.
place made
Germany
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
mtal (overall material)
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 7/8 in x 5 5/8 in x 1 1/8 in; 2.2225 cm x 14.2875 cm x 2.8575 cm
harmonica: 15/16 in x 5 5/8 in x 1 1/8 in; 2.38125 cm x 14.2875 cm x 2.8575 cm
box: 1 1/8 in x 5 7/8 in x 1 1/2 in; 2.8575 cm x 14.9225 cm x 3.81 cm
ID Number
1988.0783.135
accession number
1988.0783
catalog number
1988.0783.135
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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