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Weiss Pipeolion Harmonica

Weiss Pipeolion Harmonica

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This harmonica was made by Christian Weiss in Germany, 1908. It is a Pipeolion model, with 10 single holes, 20 reeds, and 10 trumpets. This instrument has a wooden and metal comb. Accessioned with original cardboard box. Printed on the instrument in gold:

FULL ORGAN
TONE
PATTENT APPLIED FOR
TRADE MARK
MADE BY
Ch. Weiss
GERMANY

(and):

[music staff with notes]
HOME SWEET HOME

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
harmonica
Date made
1908
maker
Weiss, Ch.
place made
Germany
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
harmonica: 13/16 in x 8 1/2 in x 3 3/8 in; 2.06375 cm x 21.59 cm x 8.5725 cm
box: 1 1/8 in x 8 7/8 in x 3 3/4 in; 2.8575 cm x 22.5425 cm x 9.525 cm
ID Number
1988.0783.354
accession number
1988.0783
catalog number
1988.0783.354
Credit Line
The Peter Kassan Collection
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Data Source
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