System: Einheitsbandonion, 144 tones (bisonoric)

(Collection Oriwohl, Nr. 374)

Manufacture: VEB Klingenthaler Harmonikawerke (formerly Co. Arnold) 1958. (H: 28cm, D: 30cm, 6,5kg)

Bandonions continued to be built in the Volkseigener Betrieb (VEB) (Peoples own factory), but could not match the quality products of the expropriated private companies. These had been incorporated into the state-owned enterprise and were called the "Factory 1, Factory 2 etc." centrally managed and administered.

Although the planned and shortage economy did not flood the market with consumer goods, in the GDR it was often possible to set accents of design.