Old L&H harp sighting

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    tdub on #230102

    Trying again to send

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    charles-nix on #230117

    As Emma said, that isn’t a Style 23–because it is a semi-grand.

    Don’t be fooled by the patent date on the neck. That is not the age. Your photo shows serial 3484, which, according to Carl Swanson’s post https://harpcolumn.com/forums/topic/lyon-healy-serial-numbers/
    would be likely 1932 to 1936.

    There are several guides on what to look at when buying a used pedal harp, especially an older one.
    Here’s one: https://www.harpspectrum.org/harpworks/buying_a_used_harp.shtml

    And https://harpherald.com/2012/07/25/used-harps-can-you-find-a-good-buy-part-1-of-6/
    The last is in six parts; the following chapters can be clicked on at the bottom.

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    emma-graham on #230125

    Tricia there’s an email on the link I sent to the museum. I’m sure that would reach him. The other option would be to contact Meko via his Facebook page. He’s quite active there. https://m.facebook.com/meko.harp

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    tdub on #230132

    Thanks so much! You were right it is a style 17 and it is a 1931. I called Lyon and Healy so it really isn’t that old after all. If anyone knows someone near Hickory, NC to help us access it’s condition let me know! Or if anyone understands the “neck paid 1915” let me know what that might mean.
    We may be able to trade our Prelude 38 (2006) with the pedal harp owner which is part of the reason we are looking at this harp in particular. I have 7 children who all play instruments with 3 playing harp and we need a great deal before we can purchase another harp.

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    charles-nix on #230139

    I think it is NECK PATD xxx 1915 (patented)

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