Kratt Americana Professional Harmonica

Kratt Americana Professional Harmonica

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This harmonica was made by Chris Kratt Instrument, Co. in Union, New Jersey, undetermined date. It is an Americana model in the key of C, with 10 single holes and 20 reeds. This harmonica has a black plastic comb with metal cover plates attached to the top and bottom with screws and nuts. Accessioned with original cardboard box. The harmonica is engraved:

AMERICANA
PATENT C PENDING
PROFESSIONAL HARMONICA

(and):

CHRIS KRATT INSTRUMENT CO.
TRADE MARK [CK] MADE IN U.S.A.

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
harmonica
maker
Chris Kratt Instrument Co.
place made
United States: New Jersey, Union
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
harmonica: 3/4 in x 3 15/16 in x 1 1/8 in; 1.905 cm x 10.00125 cm x 2.8575 cm
box: 1 in x 4 3/8 in x 1 5/16 in; 2.54 cm x 11.1125 cm x 3.33375 cm
ID Number
1988.0783.330
accession number
1988.0783
catalog number
1988.0783.330
Credit Line
The Peter Kassan Collection
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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