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Mike Acott

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  1. It is a Jones, with a lot of standard maker features.
  2. I think the strongest bellows shape is square, withe the weakest being the closest to circular. Hexagonal and octagonal are fine for the 6 8 sided models in use today. Mike
  3. The Lachenal has raised metal ends with what I think may be erinoid buttons,it seems to kike me as I have sold it several times and ended up getting it back in part ex for a more expensive upgrade, no one here is interested it the price quoted then I will put in to a local auction and see if anyone goes for it. Regards. Mike Everything that could be changed internally has been done in recent years , I am a crane duet player so McCanns are one of life's mysteries tome.
  4. Hello, The Excelsior is now with a new owner so is off the list. The Eb Alto is still here if you want to come and try just let me know when you want to come. Regards. Mike It is quite ok to give ma a ring on 01728 768128
  5. Hello Wes, I have just looked on the LH end box and the owners name was John Reid from Skipton with the date of July 1900 price £5 5s
  6. Hello Wes, another 32 key metal ended Anglo serial no 153896 being restored. Regards. Mike
  7. The concertina is in concert pitch,it is in excellent condition and it is loud!.There are some more photos if anyone wants me to mail them, also are there any more 80 key cranes out in the wide world. Regards. Mike
  8. I will try to do some photos of the 80 key Crabb crane duet in a couple of days time.I do have a photo of the maker holding it in the crook of his arm while holding the right hand right hand of a very young Harry Crabb. Mike
  9. Hello Wes , here is another one it is a 28 key Anglo serial number is 23125 with brass reeds,it is nearing the end of a very full restoration(it was heading towards a dustbin. Mike
  10. Wes, gold coloured buttons with the florets in the apex of the corners the same colour , Regards. Mike
  11. Can any one give a date for Lachenal no 23503 a48 key Amboyna, raised ends brown bellows (recently replaced). Mike
  12. I sometimes go out and sing with a friend who plays Anglo while I play my 56 key single action bass, it is not a commonly seen or heard combination.
  13. Just a thought I have a 72 new model MacCann serial no 836 still playing well.
  14. If you file the tip of the reed it will raise the pitch . A cracked reed goes down in pitch and mostly goes quieter in volume Mike
  15. Hello Geoff, If it is of use i have a Lachenal 36 key Bb from a salvation band I have fully sorted it ,it is in a square case, and it is a tenor range ,71/2" across . If it is of use there is a photo which shows the box in a recent set of boxes for sale. Best Regards. Mike
  16. Hello, The two boxes you mention are both still with me ,the price on the Alto is £2000 and the Excelsior is £1800. If you are wanting to come and see them I will make sure they are still here, Regards. Mike
  17. My larger Cranes all have the right hand end starting from G3, with this starting point it is easy to play chords in C, also it makes a very full sound with volume ideal for the Salvation Army bands on the streets. Mike
  18. The price of the Crabb anglo is £3750, the details are all on this series of posts Regards. Mike
  19. hello the large alloy ended Aeola is a 36 key Alto pitched in Eb it is possibly the rarest concertina in the world as in the Wheatstone ledgers it is the only one made. it is in concert pitch has oversize reeds and a very unique tone.
  20. Hello, the Anglo is a John Crabb from the late 19th century, I have renewed all valves and pads. It has new Wheatstone springs and fitted bushings,new straps and new 7 fold bellows with Jeffries pattern papers and gold tooling round the bellows frames . The box is C/G with a C drone and it has the C#/D# reversals so liked by the ITM players and is in concert pitch. Regards. Mike
  21. Hello Chip, The top left is a very rare Lachenal Excelsior which has the reed pans chambered on both sides, fully restored in excellent condtion with steel reeds tuned to concert pitch this is the finest example of this model I have ever owned. The one on the top right is a George case 48 key treble fully restored with steel reeds in concert pitch,the serial number is 667 . The left hand lower box is a 36 key Lachenal Tenor(currently in Bb(it is a minor job to swop reeds to make it into the normal key). It was originally from from a Salvation Army band. The lower right hand is a George Case 48 key Baritone fully restored by Steve Dickinson some years ago, but from that time it has not been played. The serial number is 2680 from circa 1880.the excelsior is £1800, the George Case is £1400, The Tenor is£1450 and the baritone is £2200. Regards. Mike
  22. Hello ,the 72 key Lachenal is a New model , serial no is 836 it was sorted out by me a few years ago but I try to play the Crane. It isin concert pitch with 7 fold bellows which are very airtight. I am asking for £1500. The left hand range is from F2 to d5 and the right hand is fromC4to D7 according tuner. Regards. Mike
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