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Heckelphone #2

According to Edith Reiter's 2014 book and additional research in the Heckel archives, communicated by Georg Otto Klapproth (Germany) to Michael Finkelman (USA), this instrument was completed on 14 December 1904 and sold, together with two bocals and three reeds, to Theodor Kräusel of Östersund (Sweden).

The further history of heckelphone #2, including its current owner and location, are presently unknown.

Based on information provided by Howe & Hurd (2004), heckelphone #2 is a model 36 with nickel-plated mechanism, in low-pitch tuning and a range down to low B.

Heckelphone #2 in 1909:

Virtuosen-Familie Th. Kräusel with heckelphone #2

Many thanks to Michel Finkelman, New York (USA) and Georg Otto Klapproth, Cologne (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.