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Jew’s harp

Jew's harp made from two pieces of metal. One is bent into a metal ring in the shape of a horseshoe with two parallel forks to form the frame. The second piece of metal forming the tongue is soldered to the ring, passes between the forks and is bent upwards at 90 degrees at the end, with a small curl at the top.

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