This blog is dedicated to the sublime instruments called nose flutes and which produce the most divine sound ever. We have chosen to discard all the native models from S. Pacific and Asia, for they need fingering to be played. We'll concentrate on "buccal cavity driven" nose flutes : the well patented and trademarked metal or plastic ones, plus, by a condemnable indulgence, some wooden craft or home-made productions.

Mar 14, 2012

Another Humanatone box

Here is another Humanatone old box. The logo and typo correspond to the trade-mark that was renewed by James John Stivers on April 18, 1905 (45056, reg. Aug. 1, 1905) : a lion rampant, grabbing a tuplet of semiquavers, like playing an harp (check this post for more details).

The 2 other boxes we know and which were shown here, were the ones of what I assume to be a "Style 30" model for the oldest one, and of a "Style O." for the red one. This one was the case of a "STYLE No.20".

How many "styles" were issued? Which were they and to what did they correspond ?

The nose flute that was in the "lion box" still shows its beautiful tin coat and is of the "type A", the oldest one with the rounded air duct cover, and the rectangular flaps.


About metal Humanatones, check :

- Humanatone - part I : the metallic era
- New Humanatone ads
- The Two metal Humanatones
- Another metal Humanatone
- Humanatone boxes
- Another Humanatone box
- Humanatone: A very early user manual
- The Magic (Nose) Flute: only questions... .
- A Humanatone and clones chronology
- A Humanatone in 1892 ?
- Humanatone: Early promotional demos
- Another Humanatone archive
- Huma... something
- Rectification: Humanatone appearance date
- Great paper from 1903
- Nose Flute Pioneers: The Stivers - Part I
- Nose Flute Pioneers: The Stivers - Part II
- Nose Flute Pioneers: The Stivers - Part III
- Nose Flute Pioneers: The Stivers - Part IV
- Nose Flute Pioneers: The Stivers - Part V
- A Humanatone as a scientific tool
- Two other Humanatone Ads

And on later Humanatones :

- Humanatone - Part II : the Gretsch plastic era
- Humanatone - Part III : the Gretsch metal era


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