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Author Topic: Unidentified Hohner - AD - Does anyone have a clue as to likely age/model?  (Read 629 times)

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Peadar

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Bought recently along with a project box and a pile of Hohner varia. Arrived from the Netherlands. Key A/D. Age unknown but originally fitted with Bronze H reeds (now a mixture of bronze and steel).

My first 2 row button box.

Any information about model number /likely manufacture date gratefully received.

The following may suggest not before/not after dates to different people: The Lettering, Anchor mark, Finish (faux hard wood colouring..but not quite sure what it was meant to represent) and push air button (rather than the Hohner handbrake) may be indicative. Bass buttons are mother of pearl on wooden stems. Treble buttons are I think composition/imitation bone fixed with brass centre screws. The feet are not original and the melody grille does not appear to be either. The bass panel shows signs of originally being fitted with (prewar type?) feet that incorporated rotary side hooks.

And the wooden keyboard with rectangular metal cover plate

Any answers?

« Last Edit: May 26, 2019, 12:55:19 PM by Peadar »
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It's not MAD...just stress management:  Antoria: 3-Stop A. Hohner 1040-G  Chanson:C. Hohner AD and then there's the workshop.

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Any advance on post 1904?
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It's not MAD...just stress management:  Antoria: 3-Stop A. Hohner 1040-G  Chanson:C. Hohner AD and then there's the workshop.

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Treble buttons appear to have central screws, so wooden action. The metal action which replaced it was introduced around 1929/30. I suspect the two types were in production together for a short time, so yours is most likely pre 1930, or possibly early 30s.  If it has its original steel reeds they will be lovely and well worth keeping.
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Thanks Theo - Most of the reeds appear original and sound sweet- but they are brass. There's a small plate on top of the treble casing "Voces de Bronze"- There are a few replacements in steel ( F# seems to have had a bad time in the lower octave of the treble- both of the D row F#/G and one of the A row E/F# plates have been replaced).

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It's not MAD...just stress management:  Antoria: 3-Stop A. Hohner 1040-G  Chanson:C. Hohner AD and then there's the workshop.

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Brass reeds would suggest an earlier date, perhaps 1920s
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