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GUEST,John Hill Accordion/Melodeon name (63* d) Accordion/Melodion name 30 Dec 00

Where and when did this word melodion come from. I can't find the word in any 19th cent dictionary.... they are all called accordions. The original (Austrian) spelling was akkordion ...but we seem to have adopted the french spelling. Now the word accordion seems only to be used for the instrument that has the same note in as out.. whether it be piano or button. But who is this person that had the audacity to re-name the original accordion as a melodion?

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