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Butterfly Serenado Harmonica

Butterfly Serenado Harmonica

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Description

This harmonica was made by Butterfly Harmonica in Japan, undetermined date. It is a Serenado model in the key of C, with 10 single holes and 20 reeds. This harmonica has a red stained wooden comb, with metal cover plates attached to the top and bottom with screws and nuts. Accessioned with original cardboard box. The harmonica is engraved:

BUTTERFLY
HARMONICA
SERENADO

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
harmonica
place made
Japan
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
harmonica: 11/16 in x 4 in x 1 1/8 in; 1.74625 cm x 10.16 cm x 2.8575 cm
box: 7/8 in x 4 1/4 in x 1 1/4 in; 2.2225 cm x 10.795 cm x 3.175 cm
ID Number
1988.0783.306
accession number
1988.0783
catalog number
1988.0783.306
Credit Line
The Peter Kassan Collection
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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