Dictator Brand Subway Harmonica

Dictator Brand Subway Harmonica

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This harmonica was made by Dictator Brand in Germany, undetermined date. It is a Subway model in the key of C, with 10 single holes and 20 reeds. This harmonica has an orange painted wooden comb with metal cover plates with embossed subway car, attached to the top and bottom with screws and nuts. Accessioned with original metal case. The case is embossed:

The SUBWAY
MADE IN GERMANY

(and):

DICTATOR BRAND
WARRANTED BEST QUALITY MADE IN GERMANY

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
harmonica
place made
Germany
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
harmonica: 5/8 in x 3 7/8 in x 1 1/16 in; 1.5875 cm x 9.8425 cm x 2.69875 cm
box: 3/4 in x 3 15/16 in x 1 1/8 in; 1.905 cm x 10.00125 cm x 2.8575 cm
ID Number
1988.0783.242
accession number
1988.0783
catalog number
1988.0783.242
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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