This vintage melodeon (a sub-type of accordion) is a Beaver Brand instrument, likely circa 1950. It features decorative paintwork, push ...
moreThis vintage melodeon (a sub-type of accordion) is a Beaver Brand instrument, likely circa 1950. It features decorative paintwork, push buttons set up in two sets of diatonic dual rows, the original leather straps intact (no shoulder straps), beautiful bellows papers, and gorgeous decorative wood and metal scrollwork grills.
PLEASE NOTE! Although the images show one missing button, I have since reattached it! All buttons attached and working!
While in fairly good 'functioning' order, it would need a professional tune-up to be in proper playing order again. Each button does play two notes when pushed, but the notes are unusually quiet and there is a fair amount of wheezing and 'warbling'. The entire piece is original, with its decorative paint fairly worn in some places and pristine in others. All of the original metal end pieces are free of rust, even the original fabric under the grills is intact (with a few spots of holes and tears). The metal grill is slightly bowed in, as shown in pictures.
Overall, this is a gorgeous decorative piece of musical history, and would look fantastic on a shelf or on display in a living room or shop, as a costume piece, theatrical prop, or possibly repaired for proper playing! Currently being offered for display.
Measures 9" x 11" x 6" when closed, plus an additional 2" out for the right hand buttons. Bellows in fair shape, free of tears and rips but overall worn (see images). less
9.0ʺW × 11.0ʺD × 6.0ʺH
GoodModerate wear and tear, but still has good years left
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