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Heckelphone #3950

According to Edith Reiter's 2014 book, this instrument was completed on 21 October 1926 and originally sold to a buyer in an unknown location.

The model of heckelphone #3950 is unknown, but considering when it was built, it is likely a model 36i.

As of 2004, Howe & Hurd (2004) reported this instrument to be part of the collection of the Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments in Hamamatsu, Japan, where it has been assigned inventory number A-0225R. Earlier, quite possibly directly after it was built, it was imported into the USA by Carl Fischer of New York. Otherwise, the history of this instrument remains largely unclear.

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