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Koch Alpina Harmonica

Koch Alpina Harmonica

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This harmonica was made by Koch in the Republic of Ireland, undetermined date. It is an Alpina model in the key of C, with 14 double holes and 28 reeds. This harmonica has a yellow stained wooden comb with metal cover plates attached to the top and bottom with screws. Accessioned with original cardboard box. The harmonica is engraved:

ALPINA
KOCH-HARMONICA
MADE IN REP. OF IRELAND

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
harmonica
maker
Koch
place made
Ireland
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 7/8 in x 4 5/8 in x 1 in; 2.2225 cm x 11.7475 cm x 2.54 cm
harmonica: 7/8 in x 4 5/8 in x 1 1/16 in; 2.2225 cm x 11.7475 cm x 2.69875 cm
box: 1 1/8 in x 4 15/16 in x 1 1/4 in; 2.8575 cm x 12.54125 cm x 3.175 cm
ID Number
1988.0783.159
accession number
1988.0783
catalog number
1988.0783.159
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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