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Böhm Sovereign Harmonica

Böhm Sovereign Harmonica

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Description

This harmonica was made by F.A. Böhm in Germany, undetermined date. It is a Sovereign model with 16 double holes and 32 reeds. This harmonica has an orange and black painted wooden comb with metal cover plates riveted to top and bottom. It is stamped:

SOVEREIGN
F.A. Böhm
SAXON MAKE

(and):

STEEL BRONZE REEDS
SAXON MAKE

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
harmonica
maker
Bohm, F. A.
place made
Germany
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 13/16 in x 5 3/8 in x 1 1/2 in; 2.06375 cm x 13.6525 cm x 3.81 cm
ID Number
1988.0783.236
accession number
1988.0783
catalog number
1988.0783.236
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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