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Mike Acott

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  1. One point to this thread is that a large no of C Jeffries were made by John and Henry Crabb, Geoff Crabb had a C Jeffries anglo of mine which had stamped on the edge of the air buttoseat the words J Crabb maker in a place where Jeffries would never have seen them. Mike Acott
  2. Hello ,Do you know if the box is a duet or anglo? and how many keys has it?. Restoration costs can be expensive I suggest you try to find a local restorer or a good player to assess whether to sell as is or the pay a good restorer to undertake the restoration. Regards. Mike Acott
  3. Hello Stephen, The serial number is 32325 , I must say it does have an unusual sound, its almost the same as a single action baritone that came from the vicarage at Great Snoring in Norfolk. I believe that is now with Clare Wren down in the West country and is used in the band she has . Regards. Mike
  4. Hello Stephen, Some information would be welcome,I bought this off e bay about 8 years ago. I was the only bidder only to find out it is pltched in Eb and is the as far as I know the only one ever made. I normally take it when I go to a song session where I know am bothered by some ordinary melodian players who try to dominate proceedings. Regards. Mike You can mail me at mikeacott1944@gmail.com
  5. Hello Geoff, You could be the second in line for a Edeophone ex Salvation Army pltched inBb. I will be sending photos to the person at the front of the queue tomorrow,so i will keep you postedas to whether the box is sold. Regards. Mike
  6. Hello, I happen to have two 72 key McCanns. One is a Lachenal new model the other a 72 key Wheatstone Aeola alloy ends , you can phone me on 01728 768128 and should I be out please leave a message. Regards. Mike Acott.
  7. I never use a liquid to clean reeds, light deposits can be scraped using a small watchmakers screwdriver(size appropriate for the reed in question.) As far as I know Steve Dickinson doesn't use any substances on reed cleaning. To remove light rust on steel reeds I use a number 2 cut triangular saw file, and have had no reason to change for the last40 years plus. Mike Acott
  8. Psst,A couple of photos on page 11 What our concertinas look like. Happy New Year Mike
  9. Here are some of the loveliest concertinas I have, all regularly played and in fine voice. If you're interested in knowing anything about any of them, please do feel free to get in touch. Seasons greetings to you all, Mike.
  10. 😊Just received from Steve, my Jeffries, this is a superb concetina and is for sale .If any one wishes to receive photos or visit and play the instrument they are welcome to contact me on 01728 768128, or by mail at mikeacottconcertinas@ hotmail.co.uk REgards. Mike
  11. Hello Dave, I may be interested in the duet after this weekend , if it is not sold I will mail you again early next week. Regards. Mike
  12. hello, I have a John Crabb 31 key C/G fully restored in concert pitch , Rosewood ends, bone buttons, new 7 fold best bellows. Irish accidentals. The concertina does not have a case. The date of this box is the late 1900's it is 6" across the flats and plays very well , tone is not quite as strident as a metal ended Jeffries but this box was made by the maker of a very large number of concertinas that bear the c jeffries makers stamps in the metal ends. the price is £3750. let me know your email address and i will send some photos, if you are near enough you are welcome to come and try the box. Best Regards. Mike
  13. I have just received a metal ended 48 key treble, all sorted by tom Shakespeare and 30 key +air Crabb serial no 18168, this is receiving a thorough overhaul to check it is in top fettle. If any one is seeking a reasonably box please contact me for more information. Mike
  14. Out of interest I have a 29000 serial tenor treble Aeola wich Steve D and I made new gold plated ends with amboyna trim, I also have a 68 key Tortoiseshell crane diet with gold buttons and fittings Mike
  15. 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.
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
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