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American Civil War Era "Richter Duplex Melodion?"

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Saw this interesting old one-row on auction (already sold). It claims to be from the American Civil War. Out of curiosity Im wondering if we can check the dating.

As near as I can tell its labeled:

Richter, Professional Accordion (blurry photo)

Duplex, Extra Broad

Melodion, Bronze Reeds

Thats Melodion with an i. For an amusing introductory discussion of Melodeons vs. Accordions etc:
https://thesession.org/discussions/24031 (I like the idea of a diachronic accordion.)

Auctioneer says its German-made.

Anyone know more about Richter accordions?

Would this be the same Richter as the Richter Tuning of diatonic instruments (harmonicas/accordions?)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richter_tuning

https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/3242875_civil-war-era-infantrymans-accordion-richter-ma

https://p2.liveauctioneers.com/266/11961/3242875_1_l.jpg>3242875_1_l.jpg

https://p3.liveauctioneers.com/266/11961/3242875_2_l.jpg>3242875_2_l.jpg
 

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