My Pocket Surprise Harp

My Pocket Surprise Harp

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This harmonica was made by Johann Schunk in Germany, undetermined date. It is a My Pocket Surprise model in the key of G, with 20 single holes and 40 reeds. This harmonica has a blue and red painted wooden comb with metal cover plates attached to the top and bottom with screws. There is a plastic bubble covering a picture of a man and game with 4 white plastic balls on the top cover plate. The harmonica is stamped:

MADE IN GERMANY
JOHANN SCHUNK
REGISTERED

(and):

MY POCKET
SURPRISE
HARP

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
harmonica
maker
Schunk, Johann
place made
Germany
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 5/8 in x 5 1/4 in x 1 3/16 in; 1.5875 cm x 13.335 cm x 3.01625 cm
overall: 3/4 in x 5 7/16 in x 1 1/2 in; 1.905 cm x 13.81125 cm x 3.81 cm
ID Number
1988.0783.374
accession number
1988.0783
catalog number
1988.0783.374
Credit Line
The Peter Kassan Collection
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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