Hohner Melodica Piano 26

Hohner Melodica Piano 26

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This melodica was made by Hohner in Germany, around 1950-1960. It is a Melodica Piano 26 model, made of gray and cream plastic with 26 keys, cream plastic mouthpiece, and a plastic strap on the back of the instrument. Accessioned with original plastic carrying case. This melodica was played by the donor's grandfather, Richard W. Berg.

According to Hohner Inc. at hohnerusa.com, The Melodica is a fascinating wind instrument, easy to learn and powerfully expressive. Played like a piano, it is so compact that you can take it with you anywhere. Producing single notes or chords, the Melodica is both a solo and orchestral instrument, blending beautifully with other instruments. Whatever the music you like — from classical to rock — the Melodica will add its own personality, a unique and captivating sound.

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Object Name
date made
ca 1950 - 1960
place made
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
melodica: 2 in x 16 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in; 5.08 cm x 41.91 cm x 8.89 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Laura E. McClure in memory of Christy Berg McClure
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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