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fiddleboxdavey

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Latest acquisition
« on: January 22, 2019, 12:49:14 PM »

Just picked up this old Hohner in A/D and thought I'd ask opinion on it.

What model is it? Was it made around the 1920's?

The reeds are pinned onto leather (zinc plates and stamped H) and are a bit rusty looking in places. Are they easy enough to clean up? What would be best to use?

The basses are offset but, happily, are normal melodeon basses.

All in all, it looks a great wee box and I was glad to snap it up!

Have a look at the pics. Check out the great bellows paper!

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Re: Latest acquisition
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2019, 12:52:08 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2019, 03:11:00 PM »

1920's eh?  It certainly has the Prince Philip (b.1921) look about it.  Aristocratic, a bit worn and shiny but battling on!
Good luck with the restoration and give us a tune when it's ready.
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