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Unitone Chromatic All American Series Harmonica

Unitone Chromatic All American Series Harmonica

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Description

This harmonica was made By Harmonic Reed Corp. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, after 1934. It is a Unitone model, with 10 single holes and 20 reeds. This harmonica has a black plastic comb with a curved black metal and plastic cover plate attached with screws. The harmonica is printed:

Unitone
ALL AMERICAN SERIES

(and):

Unitone
CHROMATIC

This harmonica features U.S. Design Patent No. 92,285 dated May 22, 1934 for a new harmonica design by Charles H. Bennington and Irving L. Stein assignors to the Harmatone Company, Inc.

(and):

Reissue U.S. Patent No. 19,299 (originally 1,817,109) for dated September 4, 1934 for improvements in harmonica reeds by Charles H. Bennington and Irving L. Stein assignors to the Harmatone Company, Inc.

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
harmonica
date made
after 1934
maker
Harmonic Reed Corporation
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 in x 5 7/16 in x 1 5/16 in; 2.54 cm x 13.81125 cm x 3.33375 cm
ID Number
1988.0783.297
accession number
1988.0783
catalog number
1988.0783.297
patent number
19299
92,285
Credit Line
The Peter Kassan Collection
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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