Clover Harmonophone No. 7 Harmonica

Clover Harmonophone No. 7 Harmonica

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Description (Brief)

This harmonica was made by an unknown maker in Germany, after 1800. It is a Clover model, in the Key of C, with 10 double holes and 20 reeds. This harmonica has a wooden and metal comb with a metal cover plates attahced to thhe top and bottom with screws and nuts. The harmonica fits inside a metal megaphone resonator. Accessioned with original carboard container. The instrument is engraved:

U.S. PATENT NO – 423642 – MAR.18.1890

This instrument features U. S. Patent 423642, dated March 18, 1890, by John F. Stratton for improvements in harmonicas.

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Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
overall: 5 7/8 in x 4 in x 3 1/2 in; 14.9225 cm x 10.16 cm x 8.89 cm
harmonica: 2 1/2 in x 5 3/4 in x 3 3/4 in; 6.35 cm x 14.605 cm x 9.525 cm
box: 2 5/8 in x 4 3/8 in x 5 1/2 in; 6.6675 cm x 11.1125 cm x 13.97 cm
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Credit Line
The Peter Kassan Collection
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