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Hohner Organette
« on: August 04, 2014, 04:25:18 AM »

Rare 1930'S (THE ENCORE) Blow Accordion-HOHNER ORGANETTE.GERMANY

This is not my posting but I thought someone may be interested:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-1930S-THE-ENCORE-Blow-Accordion-HOHNER-ORGANETTE-GERMANY-/271566841940?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f3aa52854
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Re: Hohner Organette
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2014, 04:49:44 AM »

Attn: Nick Bird!
That looks like a true button melodica and appears to be diatonic, more or less like a one row... I would be on it but saving for something crazy!
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Re: Hohner Organette
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2014, 07:00:02 AM »

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  Looks more like a certain organ to me! :o
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Re: Hohner Organette
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2014, 07:11:09 AM »

Attn: Nick Bird!
That looks like a true button melodica and appears to be diatonic, more or less like a one row... I would be on it but saving for something crazy!

Oh God,Grape Ape,
I don't need you on a Monday morning !!
 Have just bought it.
Thanks  for the info Syale.
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Re: Hohner Organette
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2014, 11:32:59 AM »

It's like a Goofus a.k.a 'the hot fountain pen' made famous in the 1920s by jazz bass saxophonist Adrian Rollini.

http://electricalmoonlightrecords.wordpress.com/2013/12/20/the-goofus-five/

You can see him looking very dapper on the RH side here:
http://electricalmoonlightrecords.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/littleramblers.jpg
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« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2014, 02:34:52 PM »

Nick,
Sometimes when one cannot indulge their own Madness, it can be almost as fun to experience it vicariously through another....
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Re: Hohner Organette
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2014, 08:33:25 AM »

It arrived a few weeks ago and the only good thing about it, is that it is complete therefore worth restoring. The reeds are completely shot so I have sent the plates to Harmonikas in the Czech Republic to be copied. Am now looking at all the nickel plating options.
 Will keep you posted as to progress.
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« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2014, 03:10:24 PM »

Oh boy, what have we gotten yourself into?
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Re: Hohner Organette
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2014, 03:42:26 PM »

Having seen the beastie - or at least, the outside of it - and having no idea of the costs involved, I think it would be a shame to let it deteriorate further and applaud Nick for taking it on.
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« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2014, 05:27:01 PM »

Oh boy, what have we gotten yourself into?

I love the WE Grape. ;D
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« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2014, 06:28:25 PM »

I can't wait to hear about this and I do think it's a public service to get it up and running again.  I suppose the sucking and blowing would be no harder than on a harmonica?  It reminds me of a sea creature, it would maybe go with the lobster.
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« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2014, 06:39:15 PM »

Ha! Matt,
You remember the lobster, the Flugalprawn . Yes it does play like a harmonica but with a more mellow sound. ;D and quite loud by all accounts. Let's see what Harmonikas in the Czech Republic come up  with.
Does anyone know about Nickel plating? In the UK.
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« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2014, 06:45:48 PM »

Do it yourself kits are available (£80 ish) but make a much bigger quantity than you'll need (as well as being fiddly).

I would either consult your local yellow pages or talk to any local vintage car clubs who may have a member with all the kit.

Sounds like a fun project.  (:)

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« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2014, 06:49:41 PM »

Thanks Steve.
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« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2014, 11:57:33 PM »

Somewhere I  have contact details for a small firm of electro players platers in Sheffield.  I will try and find them and pass them on.
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« Reply #15 on: September 15, 2014, 01:25:21 AM »

Somewhere I  have contact details for a small firm of electro players in Sheffield.  I will try and find them and pass them on.

That wouldn't be The Human League, would it?

(Sorry, couldn't resist with that typo!)
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« Reply #16 on: September 15, 2014, 10:47:27 AM »

Somewhere I  have contact details for a small firm of electro players in Sheffield.  I will try and find them and pass them on.

That wouldn't be The Human League, would it?

(Sorry, couldn't resist with that typo!)

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Re: Hohner Organette
« Reply #17 on: September 15, 2014, 08:44:43 PM »

Hey Nick, you definitely need to post a vid of this ...er... Instrument when you've got it restored.

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« Reply #18 on: September 16, 2014, 08:41:37 AM »

Certainly will Rog.
  Just waiting to hear from "Harmonikas"
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Re: Hohner Organette
« Reply #19 on: September 27, 2014, 02:01:31 PM »

An update. Have just heard from Harmonikas in Czechoslovakia that they can reproduce the reeds in stainless steel for €160.00 which I think is excellent value. I will keep all those interested posted with before and after photo's.
Our Theo will hopefully tweak the reeds when I get them back.
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