Attributed to Anton Haeckel Austrian

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The physharmonica is a small version of the melodican and harmonium. Designed in Vienna in 1821 by Anton Haeckle, the physharmonica stood in many parlors by the end of the nineteenth century.

Technical description: Rectangular mahogany veneer case latched on a shallow tray above a three-legged stand holding two pedals (left operates lever within windchest that partially blocks wind supply for softening effect; right operates bellows through linkage to lever extending from left end of case)

Physharmonika, Attributed to Anton Haeckel, Wood, metal, glass, brass, ivory, leather, Austrian

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