The Chromonica: Chromatic Harmonica
Harmonica has a wood base which has ten square holes, a metal piece covers the holes, at the end of the metal is a button, when pushed these holes are covered and ten different ones appear. The top of the harmonica has a silver plate with information about the company, silver ends of the plate are screwed into the wood, right side has a large "C" denoting the key of the harmonica. This plate is raised in the back with two steel pins, under this raised part are blow reeds, chambers, and combs. The bottom of the instrument has the same type of plate held with tiny screws, raised with small metal pins covering the slots, draw reeds and reed plate. Engraved on the bottom plate are trade marks, dates and symbols.
*Engraved on front: "The "Chromonica"/ (Chromatic Harmonica) / Made By M. Hohner Germany/ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 / 'C'/
*Engraved on back in the middle: "Trade Mark / (two hands holding a circle) star in the middle, across the top Cesetzl, around the bottom Geschutz/ Made by M. Hohner/ Germany"
*Engraved on eight different small circles: from left top three people and above them "Hein" / circle under this, head of a man, under him 1873/ ULM in circle / 1871 in circle/ Right side four more circles/ Stutt-Gart in circle / 1881 in circle / above next circle Philad. in the circle two olive branches (cannot read rest), next circle has three people H A O !, uncer circle 1876/
*Engraved on right end: "GR BRONCE"
*Engraved on left end: "D.VERDINSTE"