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Just another Klingenthal box?
« on: July 11, 2018, 10:21:20 AM »

Have I acquired a rare and valuable melodeon? A "Patent BOS Melodion - Made in Germany". Boasts "Broad Steel Reeds" (which are not on individual plates, but on 4 large plates). The knobs operate different registers, and the air button also operates an internal bellows lock. It seems to be in the keys C#/D - destined for the Irish market?
The fact that the word "Melodeon" is also spelled "Melodion" on the same instrument would suggest that QC was not great, so I probably should hold off on ordering a new Ferarri, until Melnet experts confirm it's provenance.
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Re: Just another Klingenthal box?
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2018, 10:39:56 AM »

I’m afraid you aren’t going to make your fortune on this. It’s a bit above the quality level of the cheap Klingenthal boxes,  but not valuable, or rare.  Not common perhaps, but not rare.
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Re: Just another Klingenthal box?
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2018, 10:24:51 AM »

Just speculating, the corners cut at an angle reflect the style of a bandonion - perhaps this is why they chose that spelling "melodion".

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