Hohner Marine Band Double Bell Harmonica

Hohner Marine Band Double Bell Harmonica

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Description

This harmonica was made by M. Hohner in Germany, undetermined date. It is a Marine Band Double Bell model, with 20 double holes, 40 reeds, and 2 bells. This harmonica has a brown stained wooden comb with stamped decoration and metal cover plates attached to the top and bottom with nails. It is stamped:

TRADE MARK
[awards]
M.Hohner

(and):

MADE IN GERMANY
MARINE BAND
M. HOHNER
U.S.A. PATENT AUG 24TH 1897

This harmonica features U.S. Patent #588920, dated August 24, 1897, for an improvement in mouth-harmonicas, submitted by Jacob Hohner.

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
harmonica
maker
Hohner, M.
place made
Germany
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 5/8 in x 7 1/2 in x 2 7/16 in; 4.1275 cm x 19.05 cm x 6.19125 cm
ID Number
1988.0783.357
accession number
1988.0783
catalog number
1988.0783.357
patent number
588920
Credit Line
The Peter Kassan Collection
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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