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Köstler Swing Band Harmonica

Köstler Swing Band Harmonica

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This harmonica was made by Köstler & Co. in Germany U.S. Zone, around 1945-1949. It is a Swing Band model, in the key of C, with 10 single holes and 20 reeds. This harmonica has a yellow and black stained wooden comb with metal cover plates attached to the top and bottom with screws and nuts. Accessioned with original metal box. The harmonica is engraved:

SWING BAND
MADE IN GERMANY U.S. ZONE

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
harmonica
maker
Köstler & Co.
place made
Germany
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
harmonica: 3/4 in x 4 in x 1 1/8 in; 1.905 cm x 10.16 cm x 2.8575 cm
box: 7/8 in x 4 3/16 in x 1 5/16 in; 2.2225 cm x 10.63625 cm x 3.33375 cm
ID Number
1988.0783.523
accession number
1988.0783
catalog number
1988.0783.523
Credit Line
The Peter Kassan Collection
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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