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This looks awesome!
« on: February 21, 2015, 05:04:41 PM »

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Re: This looks awesome!
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2015, 05:14:15 PM »

Looks like a colourful Club X
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Re: This looks awesome!
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2015, 05:25:03 PM »

Looks like a colourful Club X

Worse still Pikey! The Club X only cost RM 227, but that's a top-of-the-range Club 255, with 3 treble registers (the giveaway!) and 5 sets of reeds, which cost a whopping RM 405 in 1937!  :o

For the sake of comparison, a pokerwork cost a measly RM 34.50 at the same time...  ::)
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Re: This looks awesome!
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2015, 05:33:20 PM »

Ouch ! My Geipel was clearly modelled on this one
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« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2015, 05:45:32 PM »

Ouch ! My Geipel was clearly modelled on this one

I think I might have suggested as much at the time you bought it...
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Re: This looks awesome!
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2015, 07:24:55 PM »

yeah, I was watching it some 3 days before. It's beautiful. But I didnt understood these 3 register clutches. I would mean 6 types of sounds?
Cause in my CLUB III BS I have 2 clutches with 2 position each one, so the total = 4 positions, 4 diferente sounds. So, with these 3 clutches?
We would have 6 different sounds so?
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Re: This looks awesome!
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2015, 07:48:26 PM »

This one looks like it might be a very slightly later 235 or 255 too: Altes Akkordeon Hohner ca.1935
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Re: This looks awesome!
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2015, 02:56:05 AM »

Just to add some videos about it, cause I've been searching a lot. It's in not the same same model. Here in the video a model with a third row with 7 buttons and not 8 buttons like in these photos of the red model, but I believe that is the closest model I could find, to demonstrate it playing, sounding and how would be the tone.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=AT-daws6fng

www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLqUIjyw_es
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Re: This looks awesome!
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2015, 08:06:31 AM »

This might be of interest to those watching this thread. Some of the levers interact with others, giving 6 combinations (I think), and there is a small lever on the bass end to remove thirds.
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Re: This looks awesome!
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2015, 09:05:20 AM »

Don't think I have ever seen a thirds removal lever on a melodeon of this age, though low octave removal stops were not uncommon. I always thought removing the thirds was a fairly recent affectation phenomenon....
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Re: This looks awesome!
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2015, 11:42:02 AM »

there is a small lever on the bass end to remove thirds.
Does it really remove the thirds? The bass-end levers I know do remove only the lower octaves.

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Re: This looks awesome!
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2015, 11:58:28 AM »

Well, about this extra button in the bass, maybe an option about a register for the bass buttons. Like the normas, overtures and morinos that have several registers in the treble buttons and also, always 2 or 3 options of registers for the bass buttons also.

About these new photos, very good. I am really curious with these models...
That photo above the red model with 3 clutches, it generates 8 different sounds probably... (according our best calculators from here)
But this last in cream color with 4 clutches, well I believe it can go until 12 different sounds. I really would like to see it in a video, would the owner showing, demonstrating each one of the different sounds.

These models specifically it seems to be extremely powerful machines, considering the are from the years 30's. Amazing.
I would like have one!  ::)
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Re: This looks awesome!
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2015, 12:10:43 PM »

... this last in cream color ...

That big beauty isn't cream, it's gold glitter.
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« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2015, 12:27:40 PM »

Yeah, yeah. Glitter... nice this effect in the painting. Like with some bronze powders over. Like my preciosa in the photo here, and also I put another tone of glitter color from Hohner that I like a lot, this darker but also that shines a lot.
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Re: This looks awesome!
« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2015, 01:59:01 AM »

Comments now have me wondering as to the function of the slide lever on the bass side.
I will try to make some sound clips of all the lever combinations, and post them.
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Re: This looks awesome!
« Reply #15 on: March 12, 2015, 03:05:40 AM »

This might be of interest to those watching this thread.



Now there's a rare bird! The Orchestra models aren't listed in any of the catalogues I've got, though the Hohner book says they were being produced in 1936-39. It seems they were designed very much for club orchestra use and your Orchestra I is a baritone instrument, whilst the Orchestra II is a 21-key bass.
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Re: This looks awesome!
« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2015, 03:31:25 AM »

I will try to make some sound clips of all the lever combinations, and post them.

Uoow nice  :D  If the machine is yours, please, do a detailed demonstration for us in a video.
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Re: This looks awesome!
« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2015, 05:30:58 PM »

Hi, here are three pictures from Hohner Catalogues 1937, Elysium I and II,  Orchestra I and Club 235.
I have a Hohner Club 235. If it is useful I can post some pictures,  if it is overhault.

Andreas :||:

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« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2015, 12:55:04 AM »

Hi, here are three pictures from Hohner Catalogues 1937, Elysium I and II,  Orchestra I and Club 235.

Hi Andreas, are you sure about the date of your catalogue? I ask because it is quite different to the one dated 1937 (and with a revised, cheaper, 1st January 1938 pricelist pasted into the front of it) that I have, and the models illustrated look to be slightly later. Indeed though Ewig jung trotz vieler Falten lists the Elysium I as 1936-39, it states the Elysium II was only made in 1939...
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