Hello harmonica Lovers!
I’m going to be talking about, a German made harmonica, that was first introduced over 160 years ago, by Christian August Seydel, in Klingenthal/Saxony Germany. Here’s a picture of Christian August Seydel ,and his first manufacturing plant in Germany, with his primitive assembly line.
Seydel Manufacturing’s first Harmonica Orchestra!
Beginnings- around 1847
In the 17th century the Seydel family, were miners, in Sachsenberg-Georgenthal / Saxony Germany. When mining was discontinued in Saxony Vogtland Germany, brothers Johann Christian Seydel ,and Christian August Seydel, began working as instrument makers. Both of them became approved harmonica makers, on October 27th, 1847. The certificate, contains the first documented reference, with Christian August Seydel being registered as the company founder.
The factory was established in Klingenthal, at the foot of the famous ‘Aschberg,’ and was to become one of the biggest harmonica factories in all of Saxony. In 1882, Christian August Seydel died, and his son Richard took over. One year later, his brother Moritz joined, and from that day, the company was named (C.A. Seydel and Sons).
had a ivory mouthpiece, with fold out covers.
around 1880, is also shown here with an ivory mouthpiece.
Have you, ever heard of the Seydel harmonica?
Have you, ever played a Seydel Harmonica?
Would you, consider trying a Seydel harmonica?
What kind of Harmonica, do you play?
Why do you prefer, that Harmonica?
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