Reply To: The First Hohner Melodica and Clones

Alan Brinton

I just inspected one of my (2) Professionals that is apart, and there is no date, since it was on gasket material that I have stripped off. Fortunately, I had photographed it earlier:

I’m guessing that the “041262” signifies 4 December 1962. Ofir thought he read a 1952 date on his Professional, but I think that was actually “62”. In fact, his photos show two dates, the other one being a March 1962 date.

My new Pro36

It is noteworthy that the date is stamped on the gasket strip, which suggests that it was dated when the instrument was being put together.

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