412.132 Sets of free reeds

Harmonichord harmonica by the Jolie Musical Instrument Corporation.Oblong harmonichord harmonica of red plastic inscribed ‘MADE IN U.S.A./PATENTED IN U.S.A. AND CANADA 2228058 AND 417511/JOLIE/HARMONICHORD/. Brass reeds by Wm Kratt & Co. of Union City New Jersey. The player blows or draws breath through the tubular mouthpiece, lifting the fingers from the eight fingerholes to obtain a two octave diatonic scale written as c major from C4 (c1) to C6 (c3) in the accompanying instruction leaflet, but playing in the key of E.

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