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Colchester Historeum

Harmonica


Accession number: 10.5410 A-C
Date: 1828 – 1930
Materials: Wood, metal
Measurements: 10.7 cm L x 3.3 cm W x 2.3 cm ThickMeasurements refer to size of box
Model: M. Hohner
Marks/Label:

The box top reads: "The Canadian Ace made by F.R. Hotz, Germany".

Inside of box top reads: " Established 1828, The world's oldest harmonica factory, Germany, The maker of           the genuine Hotz Harmonicas, of world wide fame, made by experienced musical instrument makers ".

Trademark: GESETZUCH, GFSHUTZT, ULM 1871, STUTTGART, 1981

Description:

A: Wooden harmonica with aluminum strips on both sides.

B: Box top has a picture of three airplanes

C: Box bottom has a green interior and blue and maroon sides.

History of Use:

Harmonica was purchased and used by Osborne Higgins of Crowe's Mills, NS. Mr. Higgins ran the sawmill in Crowe's mills and was a talented musician who played at home, church, and local kitchen parties.

Manufacturer: FR. Hotz