[Harp-L] Re: Anybody know what this weird thing is?

Remember there other uses for plated free reeds as instruments. It may not necessarily be a harmonica.

A clock restorer sent some harmonica looking plates to me a little over a year ago to clean tune and replace a reed. The plates were used in a
German clock. When the clock struck at the top of the hour it would play a melody rather then chime. Had something like that made it out of Germany and
ended up buried and rotting in a battlefield for more then 100 years someone might wonder what it was also.

Think outside a harmonica and you might have a better clue as to what it is. It could be from some European folk instrument.

On Apr 21, 2012, at 11:39 PM, harp-l-request@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:

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Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2012 20:14:21 -0700 (PDT)
From: David Payne <dave@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [Harp-L] Anybody know what this weird thing is?
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There's this guy in Virginia who keeps digging up these harmonicas - most of them seem to be Seydels for some reason... Anybody have any clue what this thing is?


Take Care Mike www.harmonicarepair.net

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