Hero Harmonica

Hero Harmonica

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

Hero Harmonica

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Object Name
place made
China: Shanghai, Shanghai
China: Shanghai, Shanghai
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
harmonica: 7/8 in x 7 in x 1 1/8 in; 2.2225 cm x 17.78 cm x 2.8575 cm
box: 1 5/16 in x 7 3/8 in x 1 1/2 in; 3.33375 cm x 18.7325 cm x 3.81 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
The Peter Kassan Collection
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National Museum of American History
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