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German Patent 23366

Granted in 1883 to Otto Zabekow, a native of Berlin, Germany, this patent is for another harmonica supplied with air by the player's mouth and controlled by a music roll, however the key feature of this instrument is that it is designed to support larger rolls, enabling it to perform longer pieces of music.

This invention was also covered by US Patent 290726, issued the same year and there was also a follow-up patent, German Patent 29387, issued in 1884.

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