Tubular Organ

Left: My recent acquisition Right: Echophone graphic from a 1953 Hohner catalogue. By happenstance I was able to add this beauty to my collection. I think part of my fascination with the Echophone is the link back to Sydney Dickens of Carlton, Melbourne who had an invention of the same name and type back in … Continue reading Tubular Organ

Band Beaters

Canadian collector Doug Dawson sent photos of a couple of exquisite Cracker Jacks recently added to his ever expanding collection. F A Rauner sent his models down under (with a little tweak to the name) to Allan & Co. of Melbourne. Sláinte Doug. Built to beat the band. Probably not ideal - better to be … Continue reading Band Beaters

Riding On

Hey there Riff Raffers, Three new releases with the ‘Blues Burger’ as the feature. Out now! Firstly by James Harmon on a Muddy Waters’ cover by Billy Gibbons, ‘Standing Around Crying’ from his album ‘Big Bad Blues’ on Concorde records. On the album Billy let’s rip with a bit of harp as well.   We … Continue reading Riding On