Harmonica

Collection Type

  • Musical instruments

GUSN

GUSN-241375

Description

Harmonica [a], rectangular shape with metal exterior and red striped wooden interior. Original tin box [b] with hinged lid. Box lid printed with blue background, text, and oval medallion of a young man playing the violin.

Details

Descriptive Terms

harmonicas
chrome steel
wood (plant material)
tin (metal)
Harmonica

Inscription

"The Violin King/D.R.W.Z. No 208409/MADE IN GERMANY" (Script and printed text)
"MADE IN/GERMANY/TRADE/MARK/REGISTERED/1850-1900/F.A.BOHM" ('Trade Mark' text engraved in an oval medallion depicting a three masted ship. 'F.A. Bohm' engraved under the ship medallion. '1850' '1900' engraved inside circular medallions. Six other circular medallions [two of each design] depict a crown atop a shield, a bald man in a suit, and a cross.)
"The Violin King/ARTIST'S BAND/1850-1925/MADE IN GERMANY/F.A.BOHM/D.R.W.Z. No 208409" (Text printed above and below an oval medallion of a young man playing a violin)

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

3/4 x 3 7/8 x 1 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.3509AB