Beginnings- around 1847

In the 17th century the Seydel family were miners in Sachsenberg-Georgenthal / Saxony.

When mining was discontinued in Saxony Vogtland, the brothers Johann Christian Seydel and Christian August Seydel began working as instrument makers.

Both subsequently became approved harmonica makers. This was decreed by the court of Untersachsenberg on October 27th, 1847.
The certificate contains the first documented reference to the company, with Christian August Seydel being registered as the company founder.
The factory was established in Klingenthal at the foot of the famous 'Aschberg' (literally ‘Ash Mountain’) and was to become one of the biggest harmonica factories in the whole of Saxony.
In 1882 C.A. Seydel died and his son Richard took over.

One year later his brother Moritz joined them and from that day the company was named 'C.A. Seydel Söhne', in short "C.A.S.S." (for Christian August Seydel & Söhne).

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