The result of a visit to the Schiedmayer company, from Monday till friday: 50 hours.
In my luggage to take home: 2370 photocopies.
22 Catalogs (with a number) Schiedmayer Pianofortefabrik, all Harmonium
21 items with no number (flyers, photos, Brochures, letters, catalogs
Added to that
23 Catalogs of other Harmoniumbuilders.
All of them (but one !) are originals:
Burger, Hinkel (2), Hofberg (3), Hörügel (2), Kotykiewicz, Liebig, Lindholm (2), Mannborg (3), Teck Harmoniumfabrik, Wißmann (4), Kasriel
Regarding the 3 Mannborgs: I have all three of them in my collection, however copied in black & white, while the Mannborg Kataloge are in COLOUR!
All catalogs mentioned in this message, are in the Schiedmayer Archive, and will remain there. They will become available in due time.
Also I bought the annual Reports of the Musterlager Stuttgart 1880-1914; 880 pages.
It now seems I will be busy scannen and analyzing for quite some time!
And negotiations with three other archives have been initialized too.