Tower Harmonica

Tower Harmonica

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This harmonica was made by an undetermined maker in Shanghai, China, undetermined date. It is a Tower model in the key of C, with 24 double holes and 48 reeds. This harmonica has a neon green plastic comb with metal cover plates attached to top and bottom with screws and nuts. Accessioned with original cardboard box. The harmonica is engraved:

[logo] [Chinese text] Tower
SHANGHAI, CHINA

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
harmonica
place made
China: Shanghai, Shanghai
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
harmonica: 7/8 in x 7 in x 1 3/16 in; 2.2225 cm x 17.78 cm x 3.01625 cm
box: 1 1/4 in x 7 5/16 in x 1 1/2 in; 3.175 cm x 18.57375 cm x 3.81 cm
ID Number
1988.0783.341
accession number
1988.0783
catalog number
1988.0783.341
Credit Line
The Peter Kassan Collection
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Cultural and Community Life: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Harmonicas
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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