Hering Escolar Harmonica

Hering Escolar Harmonica

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Description

This harmonica was made by Alfredo Hering S. A. in Brazil, undetermined date. It is an Escolar model in the key of C, with 20 double holes and 40 reeds. This harmonica has a dark brown stained wooden comb with curved metal cover plates nailed to the sides. Accessioned with original cardboard box. The harmonica is stamped:

ESCOLAR
IND. BRASILIERA – MADE IN BRAZIL

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
harmonica
maker
Hering S. A., Alfredo
place made
Brazil
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
harmonica: 1 1/8 in x 6 in x 1 1/2 in; 2.8575 cm x 15.24 cm x 3.81 cm
box: 1 3/8 in x 6 3/8 in x 1 7/8 in; 3.4925 cm x 16.1925 cm x 4.7625 cm
ID Number
1988.0783.275
accession number
1988.0783
catalog number
1988.0783.275
Credit Line
The Peter Kassan Collection
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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