Boomerang Miniature Grand Albert’s System Mouth Organ
Made in 1930s by CA Seydel and Son of Klingenthal in Saxony, Germany.
The “Albert’s System” is an advertisement device, named after the Boomerang’s designer, Frank Albert (1874-1962), son of Jacques Albert (1840?-1914) ,the founder of Albert & Son Music, a retail musical instrument store in Sydney.
The boomerang was an iconic Australian instrument during the late nineteenth century and throughout much of the twentieth century. Being compact, portable, tuneful and cheap it immediately became popular with the Australian public upon its release onto the market in 1897. Still with original instruction sheet and in original box.