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Heckelphone #21

According to Edith Reiter's 2014 book, this instrument was completed on 4 July 1906 and sold to a customer in Germany.

Howe & Hurd (2004) describe heckelphone #18 as a model 36a. As of 2020, it is part of the collection of historical instruments of the Museum Viadrina> in Frankfurt/Oder, Germany, where is has been assigned item no. V/J 177. The instrument has been acquired 1975 by the museum as part of the private collection of Berol Kaiser-Reka, who may have purchased it 1974 from an unknown source.

According to information provided by the museum, heckelphone #21 was used until about 1945 by the varieté arists "Die Soundy's" in Dresden, who purchased it directly from Heckel.

An official picture of heckelphone #21 can be found here.

To provide further details on the history of this instrument to be included on this page, please contact me at heckelphone@gmx.net.