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#19 Theodore Kloba

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Posted 29 August 2006 - 12:16 PM

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What are the rods extending perpendicular to the reeds? Do they prevent the bellows from bumping into the reeds?

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Posted 29 August 2006 - 01:57 PM

What are the rods extending perpendicular to the reeds? Do they prevent the bellows from bumping into the reeds?

Exactly so, though they're more like (very large) wire staples, rather than rods. You'll commonly see them in French accordions/flutinas, and other instruments like the Henry Harley concertina I was dissecting for Neil Wayne at Eigse Mrs. Crotty 10 days ago. For that matter, you'll see shorter ones on the reed pans of some early English concertinas too, usually protecting the corner reeds.

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Posted 28 June 2009 - 01:32 PM

FWIW, I did find what I believe to be the makers mark on this "Flutina". Can anyone identify this mark? I drew it on paper. My camera won't quite focus on it. By the way, the right upper corner of the mark is worn or rubbed off.

Thx.

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