F.A. Bohm “Triller” harmonica

The Bohm “Triller” harmoncia must have been manufactured around 1898.
That is the year the patent #100650 was granted.

Bohm “Triller” from 1898, part of my collection

The “Triller” is not a chromatic harmonica per se but the slider mechanism is
similar to the one used in early chromatic harmonicas.
A similar slider was used for the Hohner “Up To Date” which came out the same year.

Slider in basic position and pushed in


The slide used for the “Triller” just creates some trill sound effects.

Paling’s music store bulletin from 1899 advertising the “Triller”, courtesy of Phil Sheppard (Shep)
Pushing the the slide in and out creates some sound effects

The principle idea of the slider and sound effect is similar to the one used for the “Meine Mandoline” harmonica (scroll to the bottom of the page), also manufactured by Bohm.

5 thoughts on “F.A. Bohm “Triller” harmonica

  1. Wow…1898 was a very long time ago.

    On Mon, Mar 29, 2021 at 12:46 PM Chromatic Harmonica History wrote:

    > M.A. Weber posted: ” The Bohm “Triller” harmoncia must have been > manufactured around 1898.That is the year the patent #100650 was granted. > Bohm “Triller” from 1898, part of my collection The “Triller” is not a > chromatic harmonica per se but the slider mechanism is sim” >

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