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.

Sep 2, 2014

A New Simmy in the Collection!

Thanks to Piet Visser, famous whistle collector from the Netherlands, I had the opportunity to trade for a new Simmy. The first I got (also from Piet Visser) was dressed with soft colors: cream and pale blue. This new one is a bit more punk, with a milky pink dress and a flashy yellow apron!

We still know nothing about Simmy. We suppose it is German, from the 1950s, because its details appear very similar to the Weidlich and Lohse (Schwan). Simmy looks less "finalized" than the Schwan, but W&L's patent show the Schwan, which shape comes directly from the Brunndöbra Nasenflöten... So, Simmy should logically be later that the 1955 Schwan...
But... all the Simmies we know were found in the Netherlands, and they may have been found as gift in washing powder packs.

Now, Piet Visser's Simmies collection:

Here is a provisional Simmy color chart:

And the flimsy logo:

1 comment:

  1. An amazing collection of Simmies Piet Visser has. I wonder where he found them. I really wish somebody could shed some light on the origin of the brand!