Bellbird Harmonica

Bellbird Harmonica

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This harmonica was made by P. Pohl in Germany, undetermined date. It is a Bellbird model with 10 single holes and 20 reeds. This harmonica has a red stained wooden comb with metal cover plates attached to the top and bottom with screws. Accessioned with original cardboard box. The harmonica is stamped "CH. Weiss" on the bottom and engraved on the top:

Bellbird

(and printed on box):

The
BELLBIRD
LOVELY MUSIC
Registered
P.POHL

MADE IN GERMANY

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
harmonica
maker
P. Pohl
place made
Germany
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3/4 in x 3 15/16 in x 1 in; 1.905 cm x 10.00125 cm x 2.54 cm
harmonica: 13/16 in x 3 15/16 in x 1 1/16 in; 2.06375 cm x 10.00125 cm x 2.69875 cm
box: 15/16 in x 4 1/4 in x 1 3/16 in; 2.38125 cm x 10.795 cm x 3.01625 cm
ID Number
1988.0783.162
accession number
1988.0783
catalog number
1988.0783.162
Credit Line
The Peter Kassan Collection
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Cultural and Community Life: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Harmonicas
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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