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Cupid Brand Radio Prima Double Harmonica

Cupid Brand Radio Prima Double Harmonica

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Description

This harmonica was made by Cupid Brand in Germany, undetermined date. It is a Radio Prima Double model in the keys of C and G, with 48 double holes and 96 reeds. This harmonica has a brown stained wooden comb with metal cover plates and air holes nailed to the sides. Accessioned with original cardboard box. The harmonica is embossed:

Radio Prima

(and):

Cupid Brand
MADE IN GERMANY

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
harmonica
place made
Germany
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
harmonica: 7/8 in x 7 in x 2 1/8 in; 2.2225 cm x 17.78 cm x 5.3975 cm
box: 1 1/4 in x 7 1/4 in x 2 1/4 in; 3.175 cm x 18.415 cm x 5.715 cm
ID Number
1988.0783.215
accession number
1988.0783
catalog number
1988.0783.215
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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Comments

I have this same harmonica that was given to me from my grandfather who came from Norway. I was five years old when it was given to me and I am 51 years old. I can not find any information on line about this harmonica but it was exciting to see it on your site.

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