MUSICAL INSTRUMENT: 'HOHNER'S ACCORDEON' (ACCORDION) AND BOXc. 1903 - 1930
a) M Hohner accordion with 10 keys which has mother of pearl at the end (buttons) on extension piece. At opposite front part next to the 10 fold bellows, one finds 4 bass keys (also buttons in mother of pearl).
Underneath this at the right (width of accordion) a stop button (mother of pearl). At 8 corners of bellow folds chrome plates marked 'M HOHNER ACCORDEON* BEST MADE - TRADE IN GERMANY'. Facing keyboard in gauze (green) covered by intricate wood carving design, small chrome plate and screw attach it to the frame. Two hooks at upper part and two metal hooks at lower part of each side of bellows to protect them.
b) Wooden Box with leather strap and metal knocker handle.
* Please note spelling. English version is 'accordion'
Made in Germany between 1903-1930. No serial number.
According to museum research, Hohner manufactured these types of accordions in Germany between 1903 and 1930.
Representative example of accordeon manufactured in Germany and owned by a Subiaco resident.
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- PHOTOGRAPH (COPY): CELEBRATION OF LAST TRAM TO RUN THROUGH SUBIACO
- POSTCARD: 'GREETINGS FROM SUBIACO, BOWLING GREEN, SUBIACO GARDENS, W. A.'
- POSTCARD: 'GREETINGS FROM SUBIACO, NICHOLSON ROAD, SUBIACO, W. A.'
- PHOTOGRAPH: FLORENCE, MABEL AND NORMA BALDING, 1918
- PHOTOGRAPH: MISS ALMA GRUNDMANN BUYING FRUIT, C.1920
- PHOTOGRAPH (COPY): MISS ALMA GRUNDMANN BUYING FRUIT, C.1920
- PHOTOGRAPH: MR GRUNDMANN CHOPPING WOOD
- PHOTOGRAPH: ALBERT GRUNDMANN CHOPPING WOOD
- PHOTOGRAPH: MR AND MRS GRUNDMANN AT COTTESLOE, 1920
- CHAMBER POT: EARTHENWARE
- GRAMOPHONE: HIS MASTER'S VOICE PORTABLE