Where it all Started:
We've read how it all started with that pioneering and business minded farm hand called Albin Hagström. Before long there were factories and shops, and plenty of work for the local people of Älvdalen...
It was the success of this initial venture that paid for everything that followed. This was a business goldmine for many years.
Within the Museum you will find fabulous examples of this production, photos and endorsements by most of the famous players of the times. You had a style and colour for any occasion, for a wide range of prices and players.
We've met Stefan, to hear him play some amazing examples from the museum, just click the links below
When the craze started to wane, it was deemed better to protect the workforce while alternative products could be sought to sell, so protecting them and the price of the fine accordions, Hagstrom decided it was better to bury the finished stock under concrete, the site is now the car park of 'a' supermarket...
The visit to the museum is definitely well worth it, of course
we were incredibly privileged
There is a lot of descriptive detail, and of course seeing
There is much more that could be done with interactivity, such
as music and video samples...
If there is anything to add (as people have said to me before)
Many thanks to Stefan for his time and energy.
contributions or comments about this web site are welcome. All
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