Star Band Harmonica

Star Band 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 Star Band model, with 10 single holes; 20 reeds. This harmonica has a brown stained wooden comb metal cover plates attached to the top and bottom with nails. Accessioned with original cardboard box. The harmonica is engraved:

STAR BAND
MAD EIN GERMANY U.S. ZONE

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: 3/4 in x 4 in x 1 1/16 in; 1.905 cm x 10.16 cm x 2.69875 cm
box: 15/16 in x 4 3/16 in x 1 5/16 in; 2.38125 cm x 10.63625 cm x 3.33375 cm
ID Number
1988.0783.220
accession number
1988.0783
catalog number
1988.0783.220
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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