First, we have another piano accordion that was built by Hohner but was hiding out as a "Lakeside." Compare it with the brown Lakeside shown in the previous post. It is different in that it is a small a student model, but the crosshatched grille pattern and time of manufacture are the same. Also compare its paint scheme to the "Alberto Lizzi" La Tosca below it, which is a little older but quite similar, as well as the paint on the "Verdi" piano accordion from the previous post. I am interested to know the distributor or retailer who ordered this name on their accordions. If you know, please contact me through the email at right.
Now onto another likely Hohner product, although perhaps it was built by Koch. The La Tosca badge is problematic, however. I have seen at least one that was stamped "Made in Italy," and examined a great many others that were of German origin, but plainly not built by the Hohner company. Interestingly, the bass panel on this one is clearly a Hohner part, and the paint and keyboard flanges look like Hohner, too. It's labeled "Alberto Lizzi La Tosca." I've got no idea who Lizzi was, or if he was a real person. Similar blue and red paint on a white background is found on a lot of Koch and Hohner accordions from this period. Similar to the Lakeside shown above, it is also a student model.
To make this case clearer, here are photos of the Hohner Student I, Student II, and Student III piano accordions that I mentioned at the beginning of the post. These have varying configurations of bass buttons, but they are similar in that they were all aimed at young players or new students to the accordion.
As with Lakeside, Lombardi, Tone-Cest, or any of the others, if you are aware of which company ordered these accordions from Hohner, please contact me in a comment to the post or an email. I am interested to hear from you.