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C. 1916 Ands. Koch harmonicas brochures on CD

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Brand: Koch  
For sale here is an ebook facsimile of two 1910s publications from the famous harmonica manufacturer Ands. Koch: a brochure of new models and a complete price list.

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Description

Key data

Title:Neuheiten
Publisher:Koch-Harmonica Werke
Country:Germany
Area:Trossingen
Date:1916 ? (1913 - 1916)
Language:German

CD edition:
No. of scans:12
Resolution:180 dpi
Ebook size:39.3 MB
Order code:KochNews
Price:USD 13.95

Physical description of the original

The size is 29.5 cm height and 22.8 cm width.

The eight pages of the brochure is printed black-and-white on fairly good quality semigloss paper, paginated with roman numerals and center-bound with two staples.

The four-page price list consists of a single sheet of red "office quality" paper folded to the same size as the brochure.

When I received my copy, the price list was wrapped around the brochure as a cover but the two have never been physically attached.

Dating

The price list appears to be dated twice, with two different years. At the top of page 1 it says "M. 2/16" which presumably means it was printed in February 1916. But the printer signature at the bottom of the page says "II. 26" - that is February 1926! The most likely answer is that one of these is a typo and since the prices are given in Goldmark (a valuta that was discontinued in 1918) it's quite obvious which it is.

The brochure itself was probably published at the same time although it may have been a year or two earlier. The lack of any war references (war time harmonicas were often given patriotic names) might mean it was published before ww i broke out but there's no conclusive evidence of that. In fact, there are actually some indications the brochure is post ww i (such as a model named "Jazz-Music") but that' not possible. The brochure can't be later than the price list and the valuta evidence is far too strong to be ignored.

Content

The brochure has seven pages with an illustrated list of new models in Koch's harmonica selection and a back page with picture of some of Koch's factories.

The price list has a front page, two pages of prices (with page number references both to the "Neuheiten" brochure and Koch's main harmonica catalog) and a back page with illustrations of various harmonica, accordion and blow accordion models.

Ebook condition

At one time the original to the ebook was perforated to fit a binder, causing some very minor damage to two of the illustrations in the price list. The prints also show the usual signs of old age but these hardly shows up in the scans which must be said to be of very good quality.

Format

The CD presents the catalog in a choice of three different formats: high resolution (180 dpi) JPEG scans for maximum quality, HTML format allowing you to leaf through the scans as if it was a paper book and PDF format for quick reference with all pages in a single document. It is readable on any reasonably modern computer with a CD drive.



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Copyright issues

The item offered for sale is a CD with a digital reproduction of an antique print. The copyrights for the original have expired and it is now in the public domain.

The copyrights for the scans and the editorial content of the ebook is held by me - © 2007-2010 Frank Nordberg.
  The buyer of the CD is granted permission to use the content for his/her own pleasure and work but not to redistribute without explicit permission, except under some conditions specified in the copyrights file included on the CD and available from me on request.

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Please note that I live in Norway so shipping to your country may take a little while (usually between one and three weeks). If you are in a hurry and willing to pay actual shipping costs, I will try to find faster options than regular mail.

Downloadable files

Unfortunately I am not able to offer the ebook as a downlaod at the moment since this would violate eBays' trade policies.

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  • Returns are accepted if the content of the CD turns out to be significantly different from what the description here at eBay says.

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Item location: Tverlandet, Nordland, Norway
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