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  1. Thanks for all your advice. I have looked at the Pelican/Hardigg „Storm“ case (iM2075) and I think the internal dimensions allow for the instrument to sit in it okay. They operate a 30-day returns so it will be worth a gander.

    Also awaiting call back from Steve Dickinson. Decision time.


    Thanks again. Much appreciated


  2. Thanks Mike. I did consider Steve but knowing the waiting list for his concertinas, I thought I might try here first. Previous posts have suggested The Music Room and Hobgoblin but nothing was there for the larger size of the Aeola.

    I'll give Steve a call on the off chance.


  3. I own a 64 key Wheatstone Aeola which sits in it's original case when not in use. Unfortunately the case is not in good shape and I am looking to replace it with a new flight case or other Aeola-sized case if available. Does anyone know a company or someone who might be able to assist me or has one to sell? Many thanks.

  4. I have a Lachenal Anglo German, 30 button concertina which has been in my possession for over 20 years.

    I play English concertina so I am looking to offload the instrument.

    The instrument has been well used and will require attention to become fully playable once again.


    Following recent forum discussions relating to German, Anglo German, Anglo Chromatic etc, I am unsure about the tuning for this instrument. There are conventional wrist straps and three rows of buttons each side. It seems that the instrument has a chromatic scale since the same note plays when the bellows are compressed and extended.

    The label on the end states the following:


    The Peerless Anglo German, manufactured by Lachenal & Co, specially for John G Murdoch & Co Ltd.


    Lachenal & Co (as distinct from Louis Lachenal) it seems produced instruments to order. John G. Murdoch and Co Ltd was a company that had been founded in 1871 as a printer and publisher. Later they branched out into music publishing, importers, retailers and manufacturers of organs and pianos, agents for Edison and Columbia, musical instrument wholesalers, pram, mangle and toy manufacturers and more. Eventually they would have all these diverse enterprises plus a large chain of retail music and furniture shops.


    There is no serial number on the instrument but there is a number on the top of the case - 127932. If this is the true serial number then the date will fall between 1873 and 1933. I suspect the age of mine to be about 1905/06, but this is speculative.


    Does anyone have any further information on this? Sorry, File size too big to send a photo but can email if interested.

    Does the instrument hold any value?

  5. Lachenal Edeophone, 48 key treble with ebonised ends. Number 60,249, with six fold original bellows. Newly restored, with new thumbstraps, pads, valves and bushings and the ends refinished with black French polish. Retuned to concert pitch. The concertina has a well fitting, but non original hard case.


    This instrument was owned by a Salvation Army missionary from the 1920’s, now long gone, and came to me for restoration. It was completely original, in old pitch and showing some wear reflecting ardent use! It’s a really nice player, and is offered for sale on behalf of the family at an asking price of £1,800. Feel free to get in touch for more pictures or information, or to call and view/play.

    The instrument is something I am in the market for. If you have further pictures of it I should be grateful if you could let me see them. If I was to visit and try the 'tina out, when would be best for you? Are there any defects I should be aware of other than ageing?




  6. I suppose the answer is always ask to visit and try out the instrument before purchase, even thought it might be at the other end of the country. At least the buyer will no its for real and it plays to your requirements. Most sellers offer this anyway.

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