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Heckelphone #4107

According to Edith Reiter's 2014 book, this instrument was completed on 27 August 1929 and originally sold to a buyer in Canada.

Heckelphone #4107 is a model 36i that has been converted later into a model 36 voll cons. Howe & Hurd (2004) describe it as having nickel keys and a two-piece bell with three vents, perforated bottom plate and a center peg.

As of 2020, heckelphone #4107 belongs to noted heckelphone specialist Peter Hurd of Bellingham (WA), USA. It was previously owned by a private musician in Pittsburgh (PA); earlier, it belonged to bassoonist Maxine Shimer of the Canadian Double Reed Sextette.

Further details of the history of heckelphone #4107 remain unclear.

Many thanks to Peter Hurd for providing some of the information shown on this page. To provide further details on the history of this instrument, please contact me at heckelphone@gmx.net.