Harmonica, 'Rolmonica' w/ paper rolls; ROLMONICA MUSIC CO; 1920's; R06785

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REDLAND MUSEUM

Name/Title

Harmonica, 'Rolmonica' w/ paper rolls

About this object

06785/1 - Item is a moulded bakelite piece with a hinged back. The front piece has two (2) half round protrusions to accept the paper rolls and has a harmonica fastened to it in the middle. Two (2) wire handles, each with a turned wooden hand piece, protrude through the half round pieces. One handle has a locking catch attached to it. The back cover, which has a moulded mouth piece, is attached to the front piece by two (2) hinges and locked to the front piece with a pivoting metal clip.
06785/2 - Items are lengths of perforated paper rolled on to a metal tube that has two (2) flat ends.
06785/3 - Item is a printed sheet of paper with instructions and illustrations on how to load the rolls into the harmonica body and how to play it.

Maker

ROLMONICA MUSIC CO

Maker Role

manufacturer

Date Made

1920's

Place Made

Germany

Medium and Materials

06785/1 - Bakelite (Synthetic Materials)
Indeterminate (Woods)
Iron (Metals - Ferrous)
Indeterminate (Metals - Indeterminate)
06785/2 - Indeterminate (Paper)
Ink (Art Work Surfaces)
Iron (Metals - Ferrous)
06785/3 - Indeterminate (Paper)
Ink (Art Work Surfaces)

Inscription and Marks

06785/1 - <Engraved on harmonica (twice) > 'ROLMONICA\MADE IN GERMANY\MADE BY ROLMONICA MUSIC COMPANY'
<Moulded on rear of body > 'ROLMONICA TRADE MARK REGISTERED\TO REROLL (downward facing arrow)\PATD 11-5-25\ 5-5-26\OTHER PATENTS PENDING\TO ROLL (upward facing arrow)'
<Moulded on inside body > 'GENUINE BAKELITE'

Measurements

06785/1 - 100 x 90 x 70 mm
06785/2 - 87 x 24 x 24 mm
06785/3 - 190 x 85 mm

Credit Line

Donated by Mrs. M. Manning

Object number

R06785

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