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Mouth organ (harmonica)

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Wedge-shaped oblong block of wood, containing set of free reeds giving 32 chromatic tones. Protected on both sides by segment-shaped metal shields; metal bell at larger end.


Engraved on body: F. A. Böhm / The best made; engraved on reverse side: TRADE / [image of boat] / MARK / GESETZLICH GE SCHÜTZT. / TROMBONA / D.R.G.M. No. 118737 F. A. Böhm. MADE IN GERMANY


Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by Francis W. Galpin to William Lindsey (1858-1922), Boston, Massachusetts; 1916, gift of William Lindsey, in memory of his daughter, Leslie Lindsey Mason, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 5, 1916)

Credit Line

Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection

about 1910

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Length 15 cm, width 5.7 cm (Length 5 7/8 in., width 2 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wood, nickel silver


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones