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Steve C.

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What exactly is this "tuner"?
« on: March 25, 2019, 10:10:57 PM »

Folks, what exactly is this?  I cannot get my peabrain around what it does, though it looks like something I want!
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Re: What exactly is this "tuner"?
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2019, 10:13:31 PM »

Looks like a miniature bellows to pump air through a single reed plate?
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Re: What exactly is this "tuner"?
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2019, 10:34:29 PM »

I would guess for mouth organs.
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Re: What exactly is this "tuner"?
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2019, 10:35:20 PM »

It’s for sounding harmonica reeds.  Shops used to have these so that a purchaser could hear a harmonica without the hygiene implications of blowing it by mouth.
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Re: What exactly is this "tuner"?
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2019, 12:07:53 PM »

Theo, that must be it. I can see how one would lay the harmonica on those blow holes, single blow,double.  THANKS.
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Re: What exactly is this "tuner"?
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2019, 06:20:06 PM »

I'm pretty sure I remember seeing them in Hohner catalogues - that would be at the end of the 60s I guess or possibly early 70s.  (Along with mouth organs, melodicas and melodeons - all mouth watering stuff for youngsters). 
I think they had one in the record/music shop that used to be on Golden Lion Bank in Whitby.
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Re: What exactly is this "tuner"?
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2019, 05:58:56 PM »

I think they had one in the record/music shop that used to be on Golden Lion Bank in Whitby.
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