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Magnus Circus Band Harmonica

Magnus Circus Band Harmonica

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This medal was made by Magnus Harmonica Corp. in Newark, New Jersey, after 1945. It is a Circus Band model, with 6 single holes and 12 reeds. This harmonica is made of orange and red plastic. Cast on the cover plates:

CIRCUS BAND
TRADE MARK
MAGNUS HARMONICA CORP.
NEWARK5, NEW JERSEY
U.S. PAT.NO. 2,373,129

MADE IN U.S.A.

This harmonica features U.S. Patent No. 2,373,129 dated April 10, 1945, for the construction of harmonica reed plates and reeds, by Finn H. Magnus of West Caldwell, New Jersey.

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
harmonica
date made
after 1945
maker
Magnus Harmonica Corporation
place made
United States: New Jersey, Newark
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 5/8 in x 3 7/8 in x 1 in; 1.5875 cm x 9.8425 cm x 2.54 cm
ID Number
1988.0783.480
catalog number
1988.0783.480
accession number
1988.0783
patent number
2373129
Credit Line
The Peter Kassan Collection
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Data Source
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