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[Musical Tools and Equipment, Unclassified]


Accession Number: 1961.35.257

Physical Description: Simple ebonized molded frame with blue wooden end panels and silver embossing on right side. Enameled cloth trimmed bellows with green printed paper folds. Side panels are white embossed paper with gold highlighting. Corners nickel-plated. Ten brass nickel-plated melody keys. Three bass keys - two in front, one in back of nickel-plated brass. Right side has wooden key cover. One steel and brass stop protruding from top has stamped lyre surrounded by laurel wreath on head. Left side has blue and white checked cotton strap secured to molding with four steel tacks.

History of Object: According to a letter in the accession file, this belonged to the donor's father, Campbell T. Sharp. Once in the museum, it was used in craft day demonstrations. In Dec. 1978 it was placed in storage.

Date: Between 1855 and 1900

Dimensions (in cm): H: 12 1/8" W: 7 3/4" D: 6"

Marks/Inscriptions: [stamped into underside of right keyboard] R // [stamped in silver on key cover] MORKOS [?] / [stylized star within a circle twice] / MORKOS [?] //

Index Terms

Associations and Subjects

    Individual: Sharp, Campbell Thorton, b.1855

Status: Cataloged

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