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Surrounded by stcks of just-finished harmonicas, a worker assembles harmonicas with a simple machine at the Shanghai General Harmonica Factory (SGHF) in Shanghai, China. Although it makes well-respected brands such as the Huang, Suzuki, and Hohner that are favored by many professional musicians around the world, the 60 years old state owned SGHF had to trim down its work force from 800 in the mid 1980's to just over 100 today. These workers churn out an average of 1900 harmonicas a day..23-FEB-04
Surrounded by stcks of just-finished harmonicas, a worker assembles harmonicas with a simple machine at the Shanghai General Harmonica Factory (SGHF) in Shanghai, China. Although it makes well-respected brands such as the Huang, Suzuki, and Hohner that are favored by many professional musicians around the world, the 60 years old state owned SGHF had to trim down its work force from 800 in the mid 1980's to just over 100 today. These workers churn out an average of 1900 harmonicas a...
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