2005 P.Missin - Details

British Patent 2102180

Patented in 1983, another circular harmonica with a mouthpiece, invented by another Taiwanese resident, Chien-Shu Hwang. The inventor claims several advantages for his design, including the following: "The positions of the player's mouth and harmonica can remain unchanged in the course of playing so as to avoid a health hazard." I am not sure that I understand to which particular health hazards Mr Hwang believes we players of coventionally shaped harmonicas are exposed, but I wish his decidedly unconventional instrument had made it to the market place.

This design was also covered by German Patent 3115093 and Italian Patent 1138037.


Return to Harmonica PatentsReturn to Main Index