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real old harmonicas and a knife

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Ringo, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. Ringo

    Ringo Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 16, 2003
    Memphis TN
    My dad died in March, these are some real old harmonicas that he owned that I inherited.
    All are made in Germany, one is double sided and all the lettering is German
    I fooled around with harmonica as a kid, maybe I'll try to learn again.

    And his old Army knife, he was stationed in the South Pacific and witnessed some atomic tests around 1948 IIRC.
    It's still very sharp!

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  2. Brad Pittiful

    Brad Pittiful Doctor of Teleocity

    Dec 22, 2008
    Philly Burbs
    cool stuff...and sorry for your loss
  3. ASC67

    ASC67 Friend of Leo's

    Jul 3, 2008
    Minneapolis, MN.
    Sorry for your loss !

    I lost my Dad 11 years ago and I miss him a bunch.
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  5. idjster

    idjster Friend of Leo's

    I'm sorry for the loss of your Dad, Ringo. I'm glad you have these things to remember him with.
  6. teleforumnoob

    teleforumnoob Tele-Afflicted

    May 25, 2010
    North Alabama
    Very cool stuff, and sorry for your loss. I lost my Dad about a yr and 1/2 ago.
    A big chromatic, and that "Chromettica 8" looks like it has button as well?
  7. Downshift

    Downshift Tele-Holic

    Jan 16, 2006
    Sorry to hear about your dad. That's a great collection of very personal items to remember him by. Beautiful knife...they don't make 'em like that anymore. Looks like he's sharpened and used it quite a bit over the years.
  8. Ringo

    Ringo Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 16, 2003
    Memphis TN
    Yeah he had a thing about sharpening knives, some of the other small pocket knives he had were about worn out from sharpening!
    The Chrometta does have a slide button too, it's the most used of the bunch.
  9. Stubee

    Stubee Poster Extraordinaire

    Jan 22, 2007
    I'm glad you have some of your father's cool stuff. I have the same from my old man & it's like having a little piece of him still.

    Your dad took care of his things. Nice.
  10. jondanger

    jondanger Friend of Leo's

    Jan 27, 2011
    Charm City, MD
    I have my great grandmother's Echo just like the one on the left. Used to play it in her smoke filled apartment while she listened to Pittsburgh Pirates games on the AM radio.

    I also have a Chrometta 8 just like that one in the middle that I got at a thrift several years back.

    Nice to have things to remember someone by. I'll always have Kitty's Echo and her opera glasses.
  11. FishStik

    FishStik TDPRI Member

    Aug 17, 2012
    Columbia, SC
    I carry a pocket knife that my dad also carried. Its a connection that is hard to describe but it just feels right. Your post makes me wish my dad had played a harp. You should learn to play.
  12. Tony474

    Tony474 Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 16, 2007
    North Bushey, England.
    Condolences on your loss. Just for interest's sake, as you may already know that German inscription literally means "ECHO BELL-PURE VOICING" i.e. as we'd say, "sounds clear as a bell".

    Harmonica was my first musical instrument and although I don't play much any more, apart from that double-sided beastie I have or have had examples of all those models.
  13. harpdog

    harpdog TDPRI Member

    Jun 2, 2013
    near Chicago
    Sorry for your loss.
    I have an old Echo like that - they have 2 sets or reeds per side, slightly off tuned from each other, making a sort of echo sound (actually more of a harmonic discord). Each side plays a different key. Pretty cool.
    I also have the same knife from my dad - actually my son has it.
  14. jhundt

    jhundt Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 23, 2003
    that's funny... my dad had an echo harmonica and a knife almost exactly like those.
  15. Bugsville

    Bugsville Tele-Meister

    Jan 8, 2007
    Gainesville, FL
    crazy - I also have the exact Chrometta and the exact knife, which is also super sharp, handed down from my grandfather.
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