Faas Patent Model Accordion

Faas Patent Model Accordion

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Description (Brief)
This accordion was made by Anthony Faas in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1856. It is rectangular-shaped with a single bellows, 9 bass keys, and 19 treble keys. This accordion was submitted to the U. S. Patent Office by Anthony Faas and assigned Patent #15,511, dated August 12, 1856, for his patent for improvements in accordions.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
accordion
date made
1856
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
paper (overall material)
leather (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 4 3/4 in x 12 1/8 in x 10 1/8 in; 12.065 cm x 30.7975 cm x 25.7175 cm
ID Number
MI.331205
accession number
88881
catalog number
331205
patent number
15511
subject
Patent Models
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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