History Of Tula Harmonies

Source of information store musical instruments Baston During his two centuries long lasting and resounding Tula accordion became a symbol of Russia, received the recognition it deserves worldwide. But how does all this begin? The earliest examples of hand-harmonics in the workshop were made Tula masters – brothers Shkunaevymi. Since about 1820, the production of simple hand-forged harmonics gunsmith Timothy Vorontsov in basement of his samovar factories. The next stage was brought from a gunsmith Ivan Sizov Nizhny Novgorod Trade Fair in 1830 pyatiklapannaya accordion. He opened a studio in Tula harmony, in which the first copied the sample had been brought, and then organized a mass production of harmonics.

The largest company in that period for the production of harmonies was a factory brothers Kiselev. She specialized in the production two-lane and three-row Viennese harmony. Among the accordion masters should be noted Leontius Alekseevich Chulkov. In 1880 he founded an independent studio harmony. In 1907, Gennadiy Chulkov created the mechanics so called borrowed bass for two-row Vienna harmonics. With this mechanics if you press a button not only opened up the bass bass valves, but also the corresponding valves of the lump-sum set, and bass became more intense. It’s believed that Gina Bonati sees a great future in this idea.

For this invention it has been taken patent license. The first examples of Russian harmonic is original, good quality and visual appeal, but had a significant flaw – they did not have the chromatic system. Creating harmonics without a flaw was an important step towards improving the tools.

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October 18th


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