They are always 56-key trebles, with metal ends that have his name worked into the fretwork, they have bowing valves and they are very loud !
Well this one is a 48 key Lachenal Boyd no 46430
I guess there always has to be an exception, "to prove the rule" ...
For that matter, I once had a Lachenal, in a case labelled H. Boyd, that was to all intents & purposes a Boyd model, but didn't have his name worked in the end. But the rest of the ones I have seen have all been as I described.
By the way, when I replied (in the "A Small Parable" thread):
It was in reference to Alistair Anderson's Boyd Wheatstone, which I believe is the "talisman" in question.Doth' mean that which hath the seller's name writ 'midst the silvery acanthus leaves ?
... one has reported that during that quiet time his first -- and still primary -- Wheatstone talisman cost him all of five UK pounds.