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Rocking Melodeon

Maker:
Caleb Packard (American, Brockton, Massachusetts 1818–1906 Brockton)
Date:
ca. 1843
Geography:
Bridgewater, Massachusetts, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Wood, various materials
Dimensions:
Length 52.5 cm, Width 24.7 cm, Depth 13.0 cm, 3-octave span (G to g2) 46.5 cm
Classification:
Aerophone-Free Reed-harmonium
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
89.4.1522
Not on view
Marking: 1) (on paper label on top of case) Caleb Packard/ Seraphine & Melodeon/ Manufactuer/ Bridgewater, Mass.
2) (inside wooden frame of lower bellows) 19 (or 61)
Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown
A Checklist of American Musical Instruments. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1989, pg. 14.

American Musical Instruments in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1985, pg. 196, fig. 254, ill.

Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Europe. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1904, vol. I, pg. 200.

Catalogue of Keyboard Instruments. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 0, pg. 251, ill.

Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments of All Nations: I. Europe, Galleries 25 and 26, Central Cases of Galleries 27 and 28. Catalogue., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, vol. 13, pg. 200.



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