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  1. Yes, that's mine - glad you liked it!
  2. It's been discussed recently in this post: http://www.concertina.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=16505&hl=
  3. Not sure that Lester was referring to gusset leather...
  4. Cape Verde, there's a nice example on Planet Squeezebox. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Funaná
  5. Despite their claims, I'd be worried about picking loose flecks out of my reeds.
  6. No, it uses a monospaced font. And it does support properly-formatted comments. You are free to hate it as much as you wish, but please don't bring factual misstatements into the mix when someone is seeking honest advice.
  7. No, I still have it! To abbreviate a long story, I had some pretty hefty hospital bills that had to be covered and had decided to sell my Jeffries to cover them (I anticipate more expenses, and didn't want them to stack up too much). I had already sent the Jeffries up to the Button Box when I learned that my in-laws had heard what I was doing and had generously covered my expenses. Having been contemplating switching to English for some years, and being too ill and too far away to continue playing for Morris, I decided to trade the Jeffries for the Wheatstone 17. So in the end, I was only an ex- for about 10 days but can't change my username for another couple of weeks...
  8. There is a discussion thread here that covers this: http://www.concertina.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=11524
  9. There are some that claim that Bruce & Emmett was published in 1865 and therefore is not period for the Civil War. This is most likely due to the fact that the 1865 edition is more commonly found. However, it was originally published in 1862 and consisted of tunes that were in common use in the Army at the time. The Yale University Library has an 1862 edition in their collection: http://orbexpress.library.yale.edu/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=866999
  10. Have you looked at the Bruce & Emmett Drummers' and Fifer's Guide (1862)? https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/61700296/Bruce%20%26%20Emmett%27s%20Drummers%20and%20Fifers%20Guide.abc
  11. That sounds like the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire (in Mount Hope, north of Lancaster) - if so, you didn't miss much. Greed, dishonesty, and incompetence don't even begin to describe the management of that operation in the 1980's.
  12. Thanks, Wolf - that's what I'm hoping! The instrument itself is in excellent condition, with a strong, sweet tone, good dynamic range, and quick action and response. I, however, am a total novice at the English system, so I will have to work hard to bring myself up to speed...
  13. After about 20 years of playing Anglo, I have finally made the switch to the English system. This is a change that I have been considering for some time. My 30-key Jeffries in G/D is gone, its replacement is a 1924 Wheatstone Model 17 treble with raised amboyna ends and gold plated buttons and hardware: Note: these photos are from The Button Box, I haven't gotten around to taking my own yet.
  14. This works great, I have about 1800 tunes on it currently: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tunebook/id310492506?mt=8
  15. Can't speak for Wine, but I just successfully ran Flutini in Windows 7 under Parallels Desktop on my Macbook Pro. Another option for Mac users.
  16. Might as well join the party - here's my 31-key C. Jeffries Anglo in G/D with bellows by Rosalie Dipper circa 1989. Right side is marked "C Jeffries" and "Maker" between the rows of buttons and parallel to the handrest. There are some pencil markings in German inside with a date of 1902. I believe that instruments with this style of brand mark were made in the 1890s. Fingering charts: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/61700296/C%20Jeffries%20Anglo%20in%20GD.pdf
  17. Right click or Option-click on a link and select "Download Linked File" to save to your Downloads folder. Selecting "Download Linked File As" will let you choose a different folder and/or rename the file.
  18. OP hasn't logged on here since July 11, 2013.
  19. There is a page on the Neil Wayne Collection, but no links to the instruments in it: http://www.horniman.ac.uk/collections/the-wayne-collection
  20. Charts are back up - fixed a few errors and made push-note and pull-note charts color keyed by octave to match the master charts. Enjoy!
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