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Accordion


Accession number: 85.21
Category: Toys
Object type: Toy
Date: circa 1915
Materials: PAPER
Measurements: 16.2 cm L x 8.5 cm W x 7 cm H
Group: CHILD
Subject: LUNENBURG COUNTY, NEW GERMANY, ENTERTAINMENT, MUSIC
Narrative: MUSICIAL TOY.  IN THE T. EATON CATALOG OF 1914-15 ON PAGE 132, A TOY ACCORDIAN SOLD FOR 29 CENTS.  IT WAS LISTED AS HAVING A CLEAR TONE WITH FOUR FOLD BELLOWS WITH FANCY PAPER COVERING.  HAS SIX KEY NOTES AND ONE BASS NOTE. 
Description: BOX SHAPED TOY ACCORDION, HAS WOODEN SIDES JOINED BY EXPANDABLE PAPER BELLOWS. ONE SIDE EQUIPPED WITH FOUR METAL KEYS HINGED OVER SOUND HOLES. SIDES COVERED WITH, AND BELLOWS MADE FROM, PURPLE AND PINK GEOMETRIC ABSTRACT PRINTED PAPER.
History of Use: USED BY ROBAR FAMILY.