Glass armonica, Instrument: before 1785; case probably early 19th century
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England or France
Wood, metal, and glass; H. 36.6 in. (93.0 cm), W. 40.55 in. (103.0 cm), D. 14.17 in. (36.0 cm)
Bakken Library and Museum (Minneapolis, Minn.), 81.64
Franklin designed more than one armonica. To each he added changes or improvements based on his continuing experience with the instrument. Terms of Use Credits