After all, Sears owned this Chicago guitar company.
These instruments were the same Harmony made instruments except for the label and accounted for almost half of the instruments made. There were also a large number of "House Brands" made by Harmony.
Established in 1892, one of the largest manufacturers of student guitars rivaled only by the likes of Kay, they produced countless numbers of instruments.
Surviving up until the time the import manufacturers took over the market, Harmonys were everywhere.
First, is 11×14, the common size of the Free Art Downloads.
I love putting mine in black frames from Wal-Mart. Simply have them printed at Staples or Costco on 11×17 paper, for a buck or two a piece.
I remember playing that little "O'" style guitar, jamming on a California beach.
I have had many other type of instruments made by Harmony.
At the height of the guitar boom in the 60's, they were making close to 1000 guitars a day and finding their way into many American homes.
Harmony was one of the largest manufactures of musical instruments.
Some things become so common, it's easy to forget there was a time before they existed. I love these prints: They're minimalist in design and work in any room with almost any kind of frame.
These 8 beautiful patent designs, graciously found and formatted by Primer reader Colby JH, show the early lives of just a few of these kinds of things. They're beautiful line drawings – just imagine the skill needed to draw one of these computers. You can hang them vertically or horizontally, based on whichever works best for you or what you think looks the coolest.
The last new (old stock) American made acoustic finally was sold around 1980.