With the blessing of the Harland Crain, I hope to create a single database of all the harmonicas manufactured.
This would include not only Hohner, who has half the list, but everyone else from Thie to Weiss to The Harmonica Reed Corporation.
Please let me know if you would like to contribute your list, whether digitized or not. I can convert all computer files and transcribe all prints.
This would be for ALL of us collectors.
The Harmonica List.
We can sort by date, manufacturer, type, key.
We can update the list and add old rare harmonicas which might contradict the holy bible, The Whiteman Anthology.
At this time I would like to thank John Whiteman for putting together the only reason I am able to even GUESS at the price of a harp.
(Harland, please remember to send me the second half of the Hohlner list)
UPDATE: January 26, 2015. Day of the SnowPocalypse 2015
Letter from Mr. Harland Crain, who may or may not have sent me the Hohner list:
Hi I sent you all I have on the Hohner harmonicas. You should receive it soon.Let me know when it arrives.
Hope you can sort out all the duplicates and less than great resolution. It is the way I received it. I have left nothing out it is what it is.
I and many other collectors have harmonicas not on the list but we need a good index to compare it to our collection. It has not been done before. John Whitemans is the best. He is well organized and very precise in all he does.
Yes publish/post all you want. I think the finished work should be included in the newsletter with credit to you.
OH I forgot I can send you a copy of my Hohner list. Give me a few days
All is well here we are having very nice weather hope you can keep safe and warm.
Response from Moi: