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#19 Theo

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 06:33 PM

I want a set of those red buttons!!!! :P


They look almost like red LEDs ???

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 06:46 PM

OK Theo, that's now in the spec' with the leopardskin paint job.

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 07:37 PM

I think, the more I look at it, even a picture of it that would live on here as an avatar picture has merit. Should I? Maybe? NAH! :unsure:

The buttons almost look like red caps on white buttons to me. Perhaps an elephant skin bellows? I don't even want to think where the softest part the skin would come from ;)

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Posted 10 March 2008 - 04:17 AM

Hi
is this what antique dealers mean when they call something 'decorative'
chris (wondering whether to redefine 'subtle')

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Posted 10 March 2008 - 05:50 AM

Perhaps an elephant skin bellows? I don't even want to think where the softest part the skin would come from ;)


or even the right shape for a bellows ;)

Seriously though my local leather shop had some off-cuts of something they thought might be elephant leather, it was at least half an inch thick and about as flexible as half inch thick cardboard. More suitable for replacing wooden fretworked ends that bellows.

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Posted 10 March 2008 - 08:14 AM

hmm... Not at all traditional, or over classy.. But, I like it.
And.. I am in the market for an EC...

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Posted 10 March 2008 - 08:30 AM

... my local leather shop had some off-cuts of something they thought might be elephant leather, it was at least half an inch thick and about as flexible as half inch thick cardboard. More suitable for replacing wooden fretworked ends that bellows.

Well they used to make elephant's foot umbrella stands, and concertina ends have been made of ivory, but half-inch-thick elephant-hide ends could be a whole new concept... :unsure:

You remind me of the Ĉola with shagreen (sharkskin) ends that Wheatstone's made for Helen Kennedy!

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Posted 10 March 2008 - 08:32 AM

hmm... Not at all traditional, or over classy.. But, I like it.
And.. I am in the market for an EC...

I think one that plays might be a better proposition... :huh:

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Posted 10 March 2008 - 09:42 AM

missed the most of the keys don't make a note part.. Oh Well. I am not in the market for a fixer upper..
And the leather looks like it is probably cape buffalo. very strong and supposed to be fairly water resistant.

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Posted 10 March 2008 - 01:51 PM

I think, the more I look at it, even a picture of it that would live on here as an avatar picture has merit. Should I? Maybe? NAH! :unsure:

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Perhaps you should mention it to Alan Day and suggest he uses it as the cover picture on English International. :blink:

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Posted 10 March 2008 - 02:08 PM

I think, the more I look at it, even a picture of it that would live on here as an avatar picture has merit. Should I? Maybe? NAH! :unsure:

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Perhaps you should mention it to Alan Day and suggest he uses it as the cover picture on English International. :blink:

It's an English, and it's international. Perfect, I'd say. :lol:

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Posted 10 March 2008 - 06:00 PM

I think, the more I look at it, even a picture of it that would live on here as an avatar picture has merit. Should I? Maybe? NAH! :unsure:

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Perhaps you should mention it to Alan Day and suggest he uses it as the cover picture on English International. :blink:

It's an English, and it's international. Perfect, I'd say. :lol:

Look up higher at post #6. I thought about it, going it alone, Priceless, but I'd rather have gone in with a "WE would" as opposed to "I would", but no takers. The idea isn't completely out yet, although I think he's already made a decision. There are still no bids on it yet, and surprisingly no questions asked, so one can only wonder. There is still a chance for someone. :lol:

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 06:44 AM

I think we should all pitch in a buy it! Then send it around "on tour" to scare and horrify our friends! I wonder if the bellows glow in the dark??

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 12:44 PM

Those bellows should really be springbok hide.

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 08:44 PM

I see some brave soul has actually put in a bid on this one - I hope they're not going to ask me to fix it! :unsure:

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 10:43 AM

I bet those are real leds on the red light action plate, and there may be 24 wires going through the plate. Inside the bellows are 4 batteries, a bunch of wires, an MP3-player, an amplifier, and mounted up the other action plate there may be a Tannoy loudspeaker. Each button triggers another MP3 file, downloaded from a tune page you can find via concertina net. Wouldn't that be a valuable instrument?

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Posted 15 March 2008 - 01:55 PM

I bet those are real leds on the red light action plate, and there may be 24 wires going through the plate.


Perhaps they signal the Mother Ship. This instrument may have been sent here by, as tabloids call them, SPACE ALIENS. They could also cause seizures, or induce hypnotic trances.

Best not touch the scary thing.

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Posted 15 March 2008 - 02:39 PM

This instrument may have been sent here by, as tabloids call them, SPACE ALIENS.

Do you think it might be a Klingon "may'ron"? :unsure:




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