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Checklist of Ukuleles

Makers

Carnival Toy Manufacturing Corporation: 1950-63; 1950-75; 1950-75
Emenee Industries
French American Reeds Manufacturing Company: 1951; 1952-63; 1952-63; 1952-63; 1954-65; 1954-67
Guild Guitars, Inc.
Harmony Company: 1915-20; 1920-30; 1920-40; 1920-40; 1923-29; 1930-40; 1930-40; 1930-40; 1930-40;
1930-60; 1931-40; 1950-70
Kumalae, Jonah
Lyon & Healy
Maccaferri: 1951; 1952-63; 1952-63; 1952-63; 1954-67
Magic Fluke Company: 2003; 2007
Martin & Co., C. F.
Mattel, Inc.:  1947-50; 1955-56
OMI International Inc.
Petersen Products
Regal Musical Instrument Company: 1922-40
Santo, José do Espirito
Schmidt, Oscar: 1925; 2005
Selcol
Stromberg-Voisinet Co.
U.S. Music Corporation



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NMM 14680. Ukulele by José do Espirito Santo, Honolulu, Hawaii, ca. 1895-1905. Purchase funds gift of Marifran Wohlenberg, Yankton, South Dakota, and David L. Rose, Dakota Dunes, South Dakota, 2012.


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NMM 14140. Ukulele by The Harmony Company, Chicago, ca. 1915-1920. Gift of Steve Amundsen, Vermillion, South Dakota, 2006.


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NMM 11256. Ukulele by Jonah Kumalae, Honolulu, Hawaii, ca. 1916-1922. Paul and Jean Christian Collection (St. Paul, Minnesota), 2006.


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NMM 14416. Ukulele, Hawaii or Los Angeles, ca. 1920. Gift of Lynn Wheelwright, Clearfield, Utah, 2009.


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NMM 4982. Ukulele by Lyon & Healy, U.S.A., ca. 1920-1930. Camp Uke model. Arne B. Larson Collection (Vermillion, South Dakota), 1979.


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NMM 14141. Ukulele by The Harmony Company, Chicago, ca. 1920-1930. Supertone brand. Arne B. Larson Estate (Vermillion, South Dakota), 1988.


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NMM 11783. Ukulele by The Harmony Company, Chicago, ca. 1920-1940. Fordyce and Frances R. Fox Collection (Kyle, Texas), 2006.


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NMM 14469. Ukulele attributed to The Harmony Company, Chicago, ca. 1920-1940. Mouna-Loa Brand. Gift of Bonnie Weiger, Laurel, Nebraska, 2010.


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NMM 11251. Toy ukulele, U.S.A., ca. 1920-1970. Metal camp uke model. Paul and Jean Christian Collection (St. Paul, Minnesota), 2006.


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NMM 14142. Ukulele by Regal, Chicago, ca. 1922-1940. Egyptian-themed decals. Arne B. Larson Estate (Vermillion, South Dakota), 1988.


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NMM 4334. Ukulele by The Harmony Company, Chicago, ca. 1923-1929. Gift of Arne B. Larson, Vermillion, South Dakota, 1988.


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NMM 12951. Ukulele by Oscar Schmidt, Jersey City, New Jersey, ca. 1925. No. 30; Hawaiian Ukulele. Gift of Grace L. Freeman, Vermillion, South Dakota, 2006.


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NMM 2766. Ukulele by Stromberg-Voisinet Co., Chicago, ca. 1930. Aero-uke. Arne B. Larson Collection (Vermillion, South Dakota), 1979.


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NMM 11893. Ukulele attributed to The Harmony Company, Chicago, ca. 1930-1940. Masonite. Paul and Jean Christian Collection (St. Paul, Minnesota), 2006.


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NMM 14143. Ukulele by The Harmony Company, Chicago, ca. 1930-1940. 7-11 model. Arne B. Larson Estate (Vermillion, South Dakota), 1988.


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NMM 14146. Ukulele attributed to The Harmony Company, Chicago, ca. 1930-1940. PíMico brand (Progressive Musical Instrument Corporation). Arne B. Larson Estate (Vermillion, South Dakota), 1988.


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NMM 14147. Ukulele attributed to The Harmony Company, Chicago, ca. 1930-1940. PíMico brand (Progressive Musical Instrument Corporation). Crystalline finish. Arne B. Larson Estate (Vermillion, South Dakota), 1988.


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NMM 12539. Ukulele, U.S.A., ca. 1930-1950. Made from cigar box. Paul and Jean Christian Collection (St. Paul, Minnesota), 2006.


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NMM 14145. Ukulele by The Harmony Company, Chicago, ca. 1930-1960. Arne B. Larson Estate (Vermillion, South Dakota), 1988.


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NMM 14361. Ukulele, North America, ca. 1930-1960. Gift of Lynn Wheelwright, Clearfield, Utah, 2009.


NMM 14358.  Ukulele by C. F. Martin & Co., Nazareth, Pennsylvania, ca. 1934-1942, or, ca. 1945-1947

NMM 14358. Ukulele by C. F. Martin & Co., Nazareth, Pennsylvania, ca. 1934-1942, or, ca. 1945-1947. Style 0. Geoffrey Rezek Collection (Darien, Connecticut), 2008.


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NMM 14518. Uke-a-doodle by Mattel Creations (Mattel, Inc.), Los Angeles, ca. 1947-1950. Geoffrey Rezek Collection (Darien, Connecticut), 2010.


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NMM 14144. Ukulele by The Harmony Company, Chicago, ca. 1950. Palm-tree stenciling. Arne B. Larson Estate (Vermillion, South Dakota), 1988.


NMM 14441.  Ukette by Carnival Toy Mfg. Corp., New York, ca. 1950-1963.

NMM 14441. Ukette by Carnival Toy Mfg. Corp., New York, ca. 1950-1963. Geoffrey Rezek Collection (Darien, Connecticut), 2009.


NMM 14442.  Ukulele by Emenee Industries, New York, ca.1950-1963

NMM 14442. Ukulele by Emenee Industries, New York, ca.1950-1963. Flamingo model. Geoffrey Rezek Collection (Darien, Connecticut), 2009.


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NMM 11892. Ukulele, U.S.A. or Asia, ca. 1950-1970. Paul and Jean Christian Collection (St. Paul, Minnesota), 2006.


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NMM 11894. Ukulele by The Harmony Company, Chicago, ca. 1950-1970. Paul and Jean Christian Collection (St. Paul, Minnesota), 2006.


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NMM 11906. Baritone ukulele, U.S.A., ca. 1950-1970. Paul and Jean Christian Collection (St. Paul, Minnesota), 2006.


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NMM 14148. Soprano ukulele, U.S.A., ca. 1950-1970. Arne B. Larson Estate (Vermillion, South Dakota), 1988.


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NMM 11252. Banjolele by Carnival Toy Mfg. Corp., New York or Bridgeport, Connecticut, ca. 1950-1975. Paul and Jean Christian Collection (St. Paul, Minnesota), 2006.


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NMM 11253. Ukette by Carnival Toy Mfg. Corp., New York or Bridgeport, Connecticut, ca. 1950-1975. Varsity model. Paul and Jean Christian Collection (St. Paul, Minnesota), 2006.


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NMM 12363. Baritone ukulele, Japan, ca. 1950-1981. Paul and Jean Christian Collection (St. Paul, Minnesota), 2006.


NMM 10926.  Ukulele by French American Reeds Manufacturing Company (Maccaferri), New York, 1951

NMM 10926. Ukulele by French American Reeds Manufacturing Company (Maccaferri), New York, 1951. Islander model. Arne B. Larson Estate (Vermillion, South Dakota), 1988.


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NMM 14149. Ukulele by French American Reeds Manufacturing Company (Maccaferri), New York, ca. 1952-1963. TV Pal model. Arne B. Larson Estate (Vermillion, South Dakota), 1988.


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NMM 14150. Ukulele by French American Reeds Manufacturing Company (Maccaferri), New York, ca. 1952-1963. Islander model. Arne B. Larson Estate (Vermillion, South Dakota), 1988.


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NMM 14151. Ukulele by French American Reeds Manufacturing Company (Maccaferri), New York, ca. 1952-1963. Islander De Luxe model. Arne B. Larson Estate (Vermillion, South Dakota), 1988.


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NMM 14519. Baritone ukulele by French American Reeds Manufacturing Company (Maccaferri), New York, ca. 1954-1965. TV Pal model. Geoffrey Rezek Collection (Darien, Connecticut), 2010.


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NMM 14359. Baritone ukulele by French American Reeds Manufacturing Company (Maccaferri), New York, ca. 1954-1967. TV Pal model. Geoffrey Rezek Collection (Darien, Connecticut), 2008.


NMM 14463. Junior (toy) guitar / concert ukulele by Mattel, Inc., Los Angeles, ca. 1955-1956

NMM 14463. Junior (toy) guitar / concert ukulele by Mattel, Inc., Los Angeles, ca. 1955-1956. Mousegetar model, based on the tenor guitar used by Jimmie Dodd on the Mickey Mouse Club. Gift of Arian Sheets, Vermillion, South Dakota, 2010.


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NMM 14443. Junior (toy) guitar / concert ukulele by Selcol, England, ca. 1957-1960. Skiffle Junior model. Made using the same mold forms as NMM 14463, by Mattel, Inc. Geoffrey Rezek Collection (Darien, Connecticut), 2009.


NMM 14459. Tenor ukulele by Petersen Products, Chicago, ca. 1960.

NMM 14459. Tenor ukulele by Petersen Products, Chicago, ca. 1960. Polk-a-lay-lee Model 100, Walnut finish, produced as a promotion for the appliance retailer Polk, Inc. of Chicago. Geoffrey Rezek Collection (Darien, Connecticut), 2010.


NMM 14444.  Baritone ukulele by Guild Guitars, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey, ca. 1963-1966.

NMM 14444. Baritone ukulele by Guild Guitars, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey, ca. 1963-1966. Model U-21. Serial number U-474. Geoffrey Rezek Collection (Darien, Connecticut), 2009.


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NMM 13042. Soprano ukulele by OMI International Inc., Honolulu, Hawaii, ca. 2002-2006. Leolani Golden Hibiscus model. Gift of Elias Burr Nyberg, Stow, Massachusetts, 2007.


NMM 14460. Soprano ukulele by The Magic Fluke Company, New Hartford, Connecticut, May 2003

NMM 14460. Soprano ukulele by The Magic Fluke Company, New Hartford, Connecticut, May 2003. Flea model M30. Serial number M30-15. Geoffrey Rezek Collection (Darien, Connecticut), 2010.


NMM 14462. Concert ukulele by Oscar Schmidt, a division of U.S. Music Corp., Mundelein, Illinois, manufactured in China, 2005

NMM 14462. Concert ukulele by Oscar Schmidt, a division of U.S. Music Corp., Mundelein, Illinois, manufactured in China, 2005. Mousekulele, commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Mickey Mouse Club. Geoffrey Rezek Collection (Darien, Connecticut), 2010.


NMM 14461. Tenor ukulele by The Magic Fluke Company, New Hartford, Connecticut, 2007

NMM 14461. Tenor ukulele by The Magic Fluke Company, New Hartford, Connecticut, 2007. Fluke model M20 Tiki Mug. Serial number M20 16836 2. Geoffrey Rezek Collection (Darien, Connecticut), 2010.

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