Huang Octave Bass Harmonica

Huang Octave Bass Harmonica

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This harmonica was made by Huang in China, undetermined date. It is an Octave Bass model, comprised of 2 harmonicas hinged together, with a total of 30 double holes and 60 reeds. It is made of black plastic with white plastic combs and metal cover plates attached with screws. Accessioned with original purple plush lined leatherette case and cardboard box. The harmonica is engraved:

Huang OCTAVE BASS

Huang MADE IN CHINA

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
harmonica
maker
Huang
place made
China
Physical Description
plastic (overall` material)
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
material (overall material)
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
harmonica: 3 1/8 in x 8 5/8 in x 2 3/4 in; 7.9375 cm x 21.9075 cm x 6.985 cm
case: 3 1/16 in x 9 3/8 in x 4 1/4 in; 7.77875 cm x 23.8125 cm x 10.795 cm
box: 3 3/8 in x 10 in x 4 5/8 in; 8.5725 cm x 25.4 cm x 11.7475 cm
ID Number
1988.0783.514
accession number
1988.0783
catalog number
1988.0783.514
Credit Line
The Peter Kassan Collection
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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