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Swing Band Harmonica

Swing Band Harmonica

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Description

This harmonica was made by Köstler & Co. in the U.S. Occupation Zone Germany, 1948-1952. It is a Swing Band model in the key of C, with 10 single holes; 20 reeds. This harmonica has a light brown and black stained wooden comb with metal cover plates attached to top and bottom with screws and nuts. Accessioned with original metal box. The harmonica is engraved:

SWING BAND
MADE IN GERMANY U.S.ZONE

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
harmonica
date made
1948-1952
maker
Kostler
place made
Germany
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
harmonica: 13/16 in x 4 in x 1 1/16 in; 2.06375 cm x 10.16 cm x 2.69875 cm
box: 7/8 in x 4 1/8 in x 1 3/8 in; 2.2225 cm x 10.4775 cm x 3.4925 cm
ID Number
1988.0783.251
accession number
1988.0783
catalog number
1988.0783.251
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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