Nightingale Harmonica

Nightingale Harmonica

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This harmonica was made by an undetermined maker in the German Democratic Republic, undetermined date. It is a Nightingale model with 12 double holes and 24 reeds. This harmonica has a red stained wooden comb with metal cover plates nailed to the sides. Accessioned with original cardboard box. The harmonica is engraved:


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Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
harmonica: 7/8 in x 4 7/16 in x 1 5/16 in; 2.2225 cm x 11.27125 cm x 3.33375 cm
box: 1 1/16 in x 4 7/8 in x 1 1/2 in; 2.69875 cm x 12.3825 cm x 3.81 cm
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Credit Line
The Peter Kassan Collection
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National Museum of American History
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