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Pepita Harmonica

Pepita Harmonica

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Description

This harmonica was made by an undetermined maker in the U.S. Occupation Zone Germany, 1948-1952. It is a Pepita model with 12 double holes and 24 reeds. This harmonica has a red stained wooden comb with curved metal cover plates attached to the sides with nails. Accessioned with original cardboard box. The harmonica is engraved:

PEPITA
FINEST QUALITY

(and):

MADE
U.S. ZONE
GERMANY

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
harmonica
date made
1948-1952
place made
Germany
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
harmonica: 15/16 in x 3 7/8 in x 1 3/8 in; 2.38125 cm x 9.8425 cm x 3.4925 cm
ID Number
1988.0783.206
accession number
1988.0783
catalog number
1988.0783.206
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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