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#1 Daniel Hersh

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Posted 06 February 2006 - 11:51 PM

I didn't think that the German makers had made English concertinas... http://cgi.ebay.com/...itemZ7388543592 .

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Posted 07 February 2006 - 03:36 AM

I didn't think that the German makers had made English concertinas... http://cgi.ebay.com/...itemZ7388543592

Back in the 1970's in New York I saw a couple of 30-button MoTS Englishes that I think must have been either German or Italian -- they weren't MayFairs, -- but I didn't bother trying to find out more about them.

Decoration and fretwork on the ends was very different from this one, though.

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Posted 07 February 2006 - 04:58 AM

This one is German made, by Schuster. A copy of an early Wheatstone. It even has English-style metal levers and English-style dovetailed reed shoes with steel reeds. The reed quality is poor though and it plays no better than an average brass-reeded Lachenal.
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Posted 08 February 2006 - 01:29 AM

Thanks, Theo--I had no idea such things existed. Any idea how old this one is?

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This one is German made, by Schuster. A copy of an early Wheatstone. It even has English-style metal levers and English-style dovetailed reed shoes with steel reeds. The reed quality is poor though and it plays no better than an average brass-reeded Lachenal.


Edited by Daniel Hersh, 23 February 2006 - 04:41 AM.


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Posted 08 February 2006 - 04:32 AM

I can only guess. Most likely 1920s or 1930s. Reason: that is the period when the german squeezebox industry was it its most inventive. The style of the metal makers plate makes me think 1930's too though I can't say why.

It belongs to a friend if mine who is trying to sell it.

Edited by Theo, 08 February 2006 - 04:33 AM.





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