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Mike Acott

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About 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. The most likely cause of your problem is the pads have become compressed over tome , so the right cure is to r.eplace all the pads with new ones made of the right materials.
  2. Mike Acott

    Ebony ended treble Aeola wanted

    Hello Robert, I tried to mail you a couple of days ago but it was returned undelivered. I have a very good 48 key Aeola which I am selling for a friend . The serial no is 25029 , it is fully restored , in concert pitch and has a level of volume (if needed).The lady owner prefers her Edeophone as it has a warmer tone than this box. The asking price is£3250 plus carriage. Cheers. Mike
  3. Alex, My machine is a Chinese copy of a German one made by Fortuna . Mine was made by Wimsew I cannot locate any more info on the net. Mine came via e bay and I had to about 16 years ago and still runs very well. The machine was collected from the vendor in Shropshire. The copy is so accurate that parts are compatable with the much more expensive machine. Mike
  4. Alex, to skive the edges of the trapeziums I use my leather skiving machine which has a circular blade and works very well (skive the full length before cutting the trapeziums. Mike
  5. I have a 58 key Edeophone with radial mini f shaped fretwork, it has internal slides which reduces volume and alters the tone. It has a rivetted action and a Low F and F# 6 fold bellows. One of the original bowing valves is no longer fitted(on the left side) Mike acott
  6. Mike Acott

    Crane Brothers

    My 68 key Aeola crane duet serial no 31657 is a tortoiseshell with gold fittings it is three nos less than my baritone in the same materials. Mike
  7. Mike Acott

    Crane Brothers

    My 68 key Aeola crane no 31657 is in pride of place in my collection being tortoiseshell and gold , it is three nos away from my baritone of the same materials. Mike
  8. Mike Acott

    early spring sale

    My 48 key Aeola really needs a new owner, so asking price now £4500. Phone or mail me ,if you wish to try before you buy it van be arranged,my no is 01728 768128. Mike
  9. Mike Acott

    A Christmas present?

    I have withdrawn the 50 key Aeola and put my 48 key serial no 30950 up for sale , the price is £4800 .Hotmail.co.uk is out of use at this time so please phone 01728 7681280 or07818 055100 for full details . Mike acott
  10. Mike Acott

    larger Cranes - variants and techniques

    I have three Crane duets ,the one I normally take out is a 68 key Crabb,the big one is my 80 key Crabb special,.the last is a 68 key Aeola,I am just fitting new wheatstone handles,the ends are tortoishell and the serial no is 3 away from my Baritone English, Mike
  11. Mike Acott

    still for sale

    The best way to contact me is by phone on 01728 768128. I hope to hear from you soon Regards. Mike
  12. Mike Acott

    still for sale

    both my bass anglo , and the tortoiseshell aeolas are still for sale as well as a few other boxes . contacf me if you are looking for something rare. Mike
  13. Dear Mike,

    I already own three different tort-Aeolas ( treble, TT, BT ) - but I'm always looking for better ones.

    I would be curious to get more details ( pics, number, price, tuning, condition, box )...

    You get me directly at robert@concertinas.de

    All the best

    Robert

     

    PS: Chris has a tort TT for sale for quite a while now... 

     

  14. Mike Acott

    A Christmas present?

    i have decided to part with a tortoiseshell 50 key treble Aeola, if any one is really interested please contactn me for full details .If it sells then a donation will be made .Contact by mail or phone for uk residents. Mike
  15. Mike Acott

    Early Wheatstone anglo on Ebay uk

    This item is not made by Wheatstone; it is a Jones, there are several identifying aspects in the photos and still the seller is claiming it as a Wheatstone . Caveat Emptor! Mike😟
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