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Mike Acott

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    concertina restoration,collecting and occasionally selling.
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    just North of Ipswich, Suffolk

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  1. I have had a 54 key piano key duet made by H Crabb, metal ended, six inches across the ends . I tuned it to concert pitch and it was sold through the auspices of Emmanuel Pariselle to a French customer who travelled between France and the USA , it was easier to take with him than a large bandonion he also played. Mike PS this concertina was from the turn of the 20th century
  2. More info on the pitch the box is in ,does it have 6 fold bellws and steel reeds, would probly elicit a good offer for the concertina. Mike
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    Hello, some details, photos and a valuation would be a great help if you decide to sell via this website,. Regards. Mike
  4. One main reason for using a square shape is thar the instrument sits ithe correct plane, if it sits on one end over time half of the valves can harden away from the reed pan thus requiring renew of said valves . It could be the victorian design to get service business in music shops.
  5. Selling cheap what price are you seekilng? Mike
  6. I concur with Theo, a 56 key new model and it looks as though a full restoration will do it a power of good. These boxes are liked for the Morris as .they are normally strident
  7. The Wheatstone at 1999.00 is now next to the Italian one at 127 63 , answers on a post card for the most likeiy genuine one!
  8. One minor piece of info, I have a lot of mouthorgan reeds , no frames to put them in and they are rivetted into position some more info may be aquired by contacting Geoff Crabb ( he kindly gave these reeds to me). Mike
  9. If you contact Barleycorn or Mark Adey they may be able to help you, I think a description of the concertina with its serial no is a good plece of detail to supply them with. If that fails send me an email. Mike
  10. small size small stretched Octagonal (brass reeded)came thruogh my hands some years ago with the same action the levers for the high notes were an absolute pain to work on. The makers label said C wheatstone, It now resides in the Netherlands as far as I know. Regards. Mike
  11. thanks for that Wes,I will be selling it if there is any interest,wity a donation to the site. Regards. Mike .
  12. How about a 72 key Maccann, new model, metal ends ,serial number 836. Mike
  13. The problem is likely to be caused by the springs exerting a sideways pressure on the levers,new properly fitted springs will cure the problem. Mike
  14. Lachenal tenor for sale, fully overhauled all action items renewed, new valves ,new wheatstone springs, ends repolished with new button bushings very airtight 6 fold bellows and pitched in F concert. it has a wooden square case complete with label Doncaster Salvation Band. The price is 1500 pounds with a donation if sold. Mike
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