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  1. Can't find it there as for now, Jenny. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Circa-1890-Rare-H-Boyd-Concertina-with-case-for-sale-/191608174639?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c9cbcb82f
  2. I have a 1959 Wheatstone 1E with walnut ends and steel reeds listed here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/C-Wheatstone-Co-Model-1E-48-Key-Treble-English-Concertina-w-Case-1959-VGC-/131529263145
  3. Not much useful information either here or in the eBay listing.
  4. Wheatstone absolutely used concertina reeds during this period. These are the reed pans of my 1959 Model 2E treble, with aluminum shoes:
  5. Thanks, I saw that. Fortunately, I have been able to secure a line of credit to cover my expenses so the concertinas are no longer for sale at this time.
  6. Greetings, squeezers! I am selling both of my English system concertinas in order to help fund my business startup. They are both listed on eBay: Lachenal - http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lachenal-New-Model-56-key-Extended-Treble-Concertina-w-Case-circa-1892-VGC-/141665565548?ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT Wheatstone - http://www.ebay.com/itm/C-Wheatstone-Co-Model-1E-48-Key-Treble-English-Concertina-w-Case-1959-VGC-/141665565551?ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT I would prefer to sell them here, I will make a site donation as is customary should they do so. Please ask any questions you may have about the instruments. Thanks, Marc
  7. http://www.bandoneon-maker.com/footbass_1.htm
  8. Here's an excellent starting point for learning about ABC notation: http://abcnotation.com
  9. Just checked my email archive, it's squeeze "at" buttonbox.com.
  10. The Button Box is a dealer, why not shoot Doug a line?
  11. If you are willing to take your time doing the layout and setup work, the tapered dovetail slots in a reed pan can be easily produced with a common router and a few homemade jigs. In fact, if all of the reed shoe sizes use the same degree of taper, you will only need one jig and would adjust length and width of each slot by placing it closer or further from the center hole of the pan.
  12. I think that you may be missing a digit, since Wheatstone didn't move to West Street until 1905. Have a read here: http://www.concertina.com/pricelists/wheatstone-english/index.htm
  13. Just a bit of classical notation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ornament_(music)#Turn
  14. http://www.public.coe.edu/~jcotting/Cottingham_pages.pdf
  15. It appears to be a C/G. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Jeffries-46-button-C-G-Anglo-Concertina-/251812412990?pt=UK_MusicalInstr_Keyboard_RL&hash=item3aa1307e3e
  16. That's Chris Algar, Barleycorn Concertinas - probably the largest concertina dealer in the world and highly reputable.
  17. The banding on the ends looks like it may be the edges of gasketing, possibly chamois. If the ends are indeed bakelite I can see putting a pliant material between mating surfaces to prevent buzzing and (possibly) cracking.
  18. URL for their web site is in the original post: http://www.newharmonymusicfest.com.
  19. Excellent idea and execution - PM sent!
  20. That lever would be the air valve (or bowing valve if there was another on the left hand side).
  21. That instrument is worth about a tenth of what you are asking at best. You won't even get that kind of money for a top grade 20-button Wheatstone, even in like-new condition - certainly not a no-name German or Italian model. Boxes like that usually sell on eBay for $75 - $250 or so.
  22. See post #11 of this thread for a PDF that you can download directly.
  23. Yes, it was a 40-button with metal ends, like the one listed above. I have played a few wooden-ended Bastari/Stagi models and they were definitely superior to the metal end in every way. The model I owned allowed the buttons to pivot far more than the wooden ended types and it was hard to get through a tune without at least one stuck button. Absolutely the worst action of any instrument I have ever played.
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