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Object Name Accordion
Date 1880's
Description Reddish wooden vintage accordian made in Germany by Milano Organetto. Reads "Pat. Holders D.R.G.M.362041 across the front right above and below the fan section these sections have two white lines that border both above and below the logo, the right side in the middle has the brand carved into the wood in white. The very top or right side has a thumb strap that is fragile, it's black with red felt lining but is torn and weak. Ten ivory looking keys with wooden arms lay on a dark piece of wood carved at the corners, the buttons go into a flat floral wood cut out on the right face, the design is cracked in several places, underneath is visible green netting for instrumental purposes. Three small screws hold in the decorated wooden cut out, but it is loose. Eight long screw fasteners attaching ends to the fan part of the accordion along the front and back four on each side. Eight plates of metal wrapping around each corner that has the companys logo engraved in it which is a cathedral. Fan is black on the outside edges with silver protectors on each fold corner, the pattern of the interior is yellow with small gold stars. Two leather straps on the front and back in the center holding fan together when it is not in use that have the company name on them. The left face has four ivory buttons, which are on the bottom when standing up and not in use. The very bottom where the left hand plays has a long black strap with the logo on it and red felt lining, the bottom is lighter wood and two round speaker sections of small circles and a larger one in the center, it also has a breath button that's loose. Four half oval metal pieces on the left face are on each corner for the accordion to stand on. The top when in use has a small metal plate that is engraved with "Ddur"
Object Number 2011.057.001