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Melodeon (lap organ)

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By the 1980s, found in a garage by an unidentified woman (a client of Mr. Jewell's), Bridgewater, Massachusetts; by the 1980s, gift of unidentified woman to Howard A. Jewell, Taunton, Massachusetts; 2010, gift of the Howard A. Jewell Trust to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 15, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of the Howard A. Jewell Trust

about 1840

Object Place

Canton, Massachusetts, United States


Overall: 10 x 23 x 61.3 cm (3 15/16 x 9 1/16 x 24 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones