Interesting, vintage musical instrument. Manufactured by Rolmonica Music Company in 1928 - Inscription on the front: ‘PATD 11-3-25, other patents pending 6-5-28’.
The Bakelite body was manufactured in the USA. The harmonica was made in Germany by M. HOHNER.
The instrument sounds the same when you blow or breath in, so you can play it continuously, you don’t need to stop to inhale air.
Let’s see how to make it sound. After having inserted a perforated paper roll inside, blow or inhale through the central mouthpiece while you are turning the crank. The air will go through the holes, which will determine the notes you will hear played by the harmonica that is set in the back.
It comes with 3 music rolls (one of them inside)
IMPORTANT: Click on the link below in order to know how a Rolmonica works: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ql75YoLqo9M
Very curious object.
In perfect working condition.
DIMENSIONS: 12 x 9 x 7 cm
- Type instrument / item
- Land van herkomst
- Verenigde Staten
- Aantal items
- 3x rollen
- 1 kg