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accordian
accordian
accordian
accordian

accordian

Catalog Number
2017.2.12
Date of Origin
ca. 1941
Manufacturer
unknown
Materials
wood, metal, ?
Dimensions
16.5 X 13.5 in.
Description
Accordian, 14 cream-colored keys and 10 black keys, brown, leather shoulder strap with silver-colored metal buckle.  The frame holding the keys, base and bellows is a light green color with white swirls. The grill is silver-colored metal.  The base contains 12 black buttons.  On the frame, near the grill, the word "Artist" is visible.
History
Items from donation 2017.2 belonged to George Kuiper, they were donated in his loving memory by his family.

George Henry Kuiper was born February 24, 1926 in Holland, MI to George Kuiper, Sr. (1900-1990) and Minnie Vos Kuiper (1888-1992).

He attended Holland Christian schools, graduating in 1944. That summer he attended artillery training at Camp Roberts in California. George served in the Army's Battery "A" 191st Field Artillery Battalion. George arrived in France in December of 1944. He would soon be a participant in the Battle of the Bulge. He left Europe for home in June 1946.

George married Gladys Overbeek on May 7, 1948. He worked for Roamer Boats before starting his own company, Zeeland Industries.
Gift of
Given in Memory of George Kuiper by his family.