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Paddle-Wheel Harmonica by M. Hohner, Trossingen, after 1937
NMM 8609. Tremolo paddle-wheel harmonica in C, F, D, and G by M. Hohner, Trossingen, Germany, after 1937. Tremolo Concert Harp model no. 53. Metal casings; wooen combs; 8 brass plates with 24 brass reeds (192 reeds total); 24 double holes per harmonica. Alan G. Bates Collection, 2000.
Lit.: Lee Raine M. Randall, The Hohner Harmonica Company: Models and Marketing Material from About 1900 to 1940, M.M. thesis (Vermillion: University of South Dakota, 2007).
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