Swing Band Harmonica

Swing Band Harmonica

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Description

This harmonica was made by an unknown maker 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. The harmonica is engraved:

SWING BAND
MADE IN GERMANY U.S. ZONE

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
harmonica
date made
1945-1949
place made
Germany
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3/4 in x 3 7/8 in x 1 in; 1.905 cm x 9.8425 cm x 2.54 cm
ID Number
1988.0783.533
accession number
1988.0783
catalog number
1988.0783.533
Credit Line
The Peter Kassan Collection
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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