Emson Harmonica

Emson Harmonica

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Description

This harmonica was made by an undetermined maker in Japan, undetermined date. It is an Emson model, with 21 double holes and 42 reeds. This harmonica has a black stained wooden comb with metal cover plates attached to top and bottom with screws and nuts. Accessioned with original cardboard box. The harmonica is engraved:

Emson
Harmonica

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: 7/8 in x 6 7/16 in x 1 3/16 in; 2.2225 cm x 16.35125 cm x 3.01625 cm
box: 1 1/8 in x 6 3/4 in x 1 1/2 in; 2.8575 cm x 17.145 cm x 3.81 cm
ID Number
1988.0783.317
accession number
1988.0783
catalog number
1988.0783.317
Credit Line
The Peter Kassan Collection
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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