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#1 Stephen Selby

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 12:21 AM

Early English Concertina. Unnamed.

 

Buttons: 48 Stained red/black and marked with note values on whites.

 

Bellows: four-fold. Dark green with starburst papers. Bellows are sound.

 

Serial number: 112

 

Reeds: brass in brass shoes with squared ends, stamped with note values. Valves cut square as per original. 

 

Condition: excellent internal and external condition. Fully restored on a historical basis by Andrew Norman in 2016. Plays at modern concert pitch. Sweet tone, not loud. 

 

Case: Victorian scientific instrument case with sliding top and handle. Name card of owner pasted in the top: Daniel Whitelaw, Glasgow.

 

The name of the maker cannot be ascertained; but Andrew Norman thought is resembled work by William Dove.

 

1,700 pounds sterling. Estimated shipping to Europe, USA or Australia: 80 pounds.

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#2 Stephen Selby

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 07:18 AM

This is a sound sample from the concertina described above.

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#3 Jake Middleton-Metcalfe

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 10:57 AM

wait a second, wasn't I in the room when you came to collect this? I was hanging around with another prototype instrument trying not to get in the way too much


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#4 Stephen Selby

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Posted 30 April 2017 - 07:50 AM

Maybe. Are you the Morris Dancer?



#5 Jake Middleton-Metcalfe

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 05:20 PM

yeah, sorry to hi jack your thread


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#6 Stephen Selby

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Posted 02 May 2017 - 05:39 AM

No problem. 



#7 Stephen Selby

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 10:39 PM

I'm bumping this up to see if there's interest in the unusual early instrument before I put it on eBay.







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