All American Harmonica
This harmonica was made By Harmonic Reed Corp. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, after 1934. It is an All American model, with 10 single holes and 20 reeds. This harmonica has a black plastic comb with a curved black metal and plastic cover plate attached with screws. The harmonica is printed:
MADE BY HARMONIC REED CORP., PHILA., U.S.A.
This harmonica features U.S. Design Patent No. 92,285 dated May 22, 1934 for a new harmonica design by Charles H. Bennington and Irving L. Stein assignors to the Harmatone Company, Inc.
reissue U.S. Patent No. 19,299 (originally 1,817,109) for dated September 4, 1934 for improvements in harmonica reeds by Charles H. Bennington and Irving L. Stein assignors to the Harmatone Company, Inc.
- Currently not on view
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
- Harmonic Reed Corporation
- Credit Line
- The Peter Kassan Collection
- Physical Description
- plastic (overall material)
- metal (overall material)
- paper (overall material)
- ink (overall material)
- harmonica: 1 5/16 in x 4 7/16 in x 1 in; 3.33375 cm x 11.27125 cm x 2.54 cm
- box: 1 3/16 in x 5 3/4 in x 1 9/16 in; 3.01625 cm x 14.605 cm x 3.96875 cm
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