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Antique 1881 M Hohner 'Old Standby' Harmonica 440G

Sold ! This harmonica is no longer for sale (sold on 2009-03-06)
Price : US $7.50

Antique 1881 M Hohner Antique 1881 M Hohner

Antique 1881 M. Hohner 'Old Standby' Harmonica

Made in Germany

One side of the harmonica says, 'M.Huhner's Old Standby, Registered, Made in Germany, Founder of the Company, M. Hohner'.   On one end is the # '440' and on the other end is the letter 'G'.  On the bottom are the numbers 1 though 10.

The metal top and bottom are on top of two brass plates with wood spacers in between.

The other side says, 'Gr. Bronce, Philad. 1876, Trade Mark M. Hohner, Gesetzlich Geschutzt, Stuttgart 1881, ULM 1871, Wien. 1873 and D. Verdienste'.

According to freetranslation.com:

Gesetzlich Geschutzt translates to Legally (Geschutzt) Protected

Stuttgart is the sixth largest city in Germany, located in So. Germany

4'' x 7/8'' x .75''

The harmonica is old, but in great condition.  There are no dents in the metal or scatches on it anywhere.

Sold ! This harmonica is sold (sold on 2009-03-06)

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tony said...
I Have the same harmonica want to find out what it is worth