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Gretsch Chromatic Harmonica

Gretsch Chromatic Harmonica

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Description

This harmonica was made by Gretsch in Germany, undetermined date. It is a Chromatic model in the key of C, with 10 single holes and 40 reeds. This harmonica has a brown stained wooden comb with a metal front, a metal slide, and metal cover plates attached to the top and bottom with screws. Accessioned with original cardboard box. The harmonica is engraved:

GRETSCH

(and):

CHROMATIC
HARMONICA

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
harmonica
maker
Gretsch
place made
Germany
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
harmonica: 1 3/16 in x 5 5/8 in x 1 1/2 in; 3.01625 cm x 14.2875 cm x 3.81 cm
box: 3/4 in x 6 1/16 in x 1 13/16 in; 1.905 cm x 15.39875 cm x 4.60375 cm
ID Number
1988.0783.231
accession number
1988.0783
catalog number
1988.0783.231
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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