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Trumpet Call Oriental Beauty Harmonica, ca. 1912-1928

NMM 7986. Oriental Beauty harmonica, ca. 1912-1928

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NMM 7986.  Oriental Beauty harmonica, ca. 1912-1928. The rarest of the Trumpet Call models, the so-called "Oriental Beauty" features, in the center of the brass plate, the image of an old man with a long beard and large "trumpets" coming out the sides of his mouth. When new, the brass cover plates were coated with "imitation gold" and decorated with enameled colors. Introduced in 1912 and still advertised in 1928. Double-sided, 32 holes, 64 reeds.  Alan G. Bates Collection, 2000.

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