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Heckelphone #18

According to Edith Reiter's 2014 book, this instrument was completed on 19 March 196 and sold to a customer in the Czech Republic.

Howe & Hurd (2004) describe heckelphone #18 as a model 36b. As of 2020, it is part of the musical instrument collection of Universität Tübingen, Germany, where is has been assigned item no. MWI-Is-A100.

Previously, heckelphone #18 was part of a large collection of historical wind instruments assembled by Dr. h.c. Karl Ventzke and donated to the University of Tübingen in 1999. The earlier history of this instrument remains unclear.

An official picture of heckelphone #18 can be found here.

Many thanks to Dr. Gunther Joppig (Germany) for providing some of the information shown on this page. To provide further details on the history of this instrument to be included on this page, please contact me at heckelphone@gmx.net.