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Re: Hohner Organette
« Reply #40 on: October 10, 2014, 09:17:49 PM »

I must admit that I've been breaking out in cold sweats all day at the thought of Nick getting his bell end machine polished; and by complete strangers, too.

I'm sure it will end up with a lovely shine, and the finished article will provide a talking point for his visitors for years to come.
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Re: Hohner Organette
« Reply #41 on: October 10, 2014, 10:45:04 PM »

"Organette"? 

Really?!
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« Reply #42 on: October 10, 2014, 11:03:15 PM »

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Re: Hohner Organette
« Reply #43 on: October 11, 2014, 01:34:50 AM »

It was only a matter of time....
Still, all the latest research suggests this behavior is quite normal and even part of a healthy lifestyle for men of a certain age...
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Re: Hohner Organette
« Reply #44 on: October 11, 2014, 07:08:25 AM »

Ooh" you are awful, the lot of you........however true 🙈🙉🙊
Edited to add, I don't have any parental control........Mum and Dad went years ago. :-[
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Re: Hohner Organette
« Reply #45 on: October 11, 2014, 11:44:46 AM »

Okay Gang,
I have found a firm on the Isle of Man UK  called  Modelling Timbers. They do nuts and bolts down to 0.6 mm.

They have a sister company that make bits for Pirate ships. Shivermee Timbers.
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Re: Hohner Organette
« Reply #46 on: November 10, 2014, 02:06:51 PM »

Have got the bits and pieces back from Lathco platers in Sheffield. They have done a superb job.
I'm now putting the keys back on their frame. They were originally held on with bent nails so I decided to bolt them on with 1mm nuts and bolts. It has taken me all day to do four! It's like trying to pick your nose wearing boxing gloves.  :o
 Am still waiting for the new reeds from " Harmonikas "
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Re: Hohner Organette
« Reply #47 on: November 14, 2014, 07:27:53 AM »

Hi Nick. Where did you get the 1mm bolts? I'm after some crosshead screws like the ones we used on the Pariselle course... I.e. v small, and maybe your bolt supplier could help. (:)

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Re: Hohner Organette
« Reply #48 on: November 14, 2014, 07:33:24 AM »

Hi Rog,
www.modellingtimbers.co.uk
 It's a good website, he might just have what you need.
 Just found this site.
www.modelfixings.co.uk
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« Reply #49 on: November 14, 2014, 10:09:46 AM »

I somewhoe missed this thread! Good on you for restoring it Nick (:)
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Re: Hohner Organette
« Reply #50 on: November 14, 2014, 07:18:02 PM »

Not sure if this has already been posted, but here is an example of Nick's Organette...
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=a1TO06T6vA0

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Re: Hohner Organette
« Reply #51 on: November 17, 2014, 07:28:00 AM »

It was only a matter of time....
Still, all the latest research suggests this behavior is quite normal and even part of a healthy lifestyle for men of a certain age...

Hi Frank, have sent you a PM. I think it must be lurking in your spam folder.
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Re: Hohner Organette
« Reply #52 on: December 07, 2014, 11:33:12 AM »

When Harmonicas sent back the new reeds and attached reed plate they had put all the reeds on one side of the plate. I had to send it back to Czeckoslovakia. They apologised and were amazing, almost by return of post the correct ones arrived.
Things are hotting up. The reeds are off to Theo next week for fitting to the blocks and fettling.
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Re: Hohner Organette
« Reply #53 on: December 29, 2014, 11:58:58 AM »

This seems to be a variation on the Organette theme

Saxaphone tin toy
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Re: Hohner Organette
« Reply #54 on: January 01, 2015, 08:28:57 AM »

That would be what Homer called a Saxomophone.

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Re: Hohner Organette
« Reply #55 on: January 01, 2015, 08:42:05 AM »

This seems to be a variation on the Organette theme

Saxaphone tin toy

It is, but I don't think it's bisonoric ( you just put your lips together and blow )
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Re: Hohner Organette
« Reply #56 on: January 01, 2015, 04:19:53 PM »


It is, but I don't think it's bisonoric ( you just put your lips together and blow )
Yes, it is in fact the converse of a sucksaphone.
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Re: Hohner Organette
« Reply #57 on: January 23, 2015, 04:18:29 AM »

This seems to be a variation on the Organette theme

Saxaphone tin toy

It is, but I don't think it's bisonoric ( you just put your lips together and blow )

The one I just picked up today is.  3rd button start in the key of C.  Blowing equals the push on a diatonic.  Mine is made of copper or a real red brass, not sure which.  Two zinc plates with brass reeds.  Same for the bass/chords.  Needs a bit of cleaning, new valves and tuned.  Oh and a large lung capacity.    http://s180.photobucket.com/user/iaenmor/library/Hohner%20Sax
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Re: Hohner Organette
« Reply #58 on: January 23, 2015, 08:46:47 AM »

Looks to be I good condition iaenmor. I don't actually consider these to be toys.
Hohner also made the Organette in brass, but they appear to be very rare these days. Mine is made from a composite board of some kind. Another thing is that very few of them are complete, because they were considered to be toys and therefore met their unjust fate!
The reeds on mine were so shot, I had them remade in stainless steel.
    Keep us posted on how you get on, by the way, Welcome to the forum.
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Re: Hohner Organette
« Reply #59 on: January 30, 2015, 02:13:51 AM »

I don't actually consider these to be toys.

They're a bit like the "goofus" that (jazz musician) Adrian Rollini famously played, only that's chromatic, being piano-system.

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