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  1. Without numbers and a bit of a description we can't estimate 😟 but the address puts it 1873 - 1933
  2. I remember reading something about action end warping many years ago, and the solution was said to be putting a layer of damp sawdust on the end, and leave it until the warp righted itself. Anybody like to comment?
  3. I've recently come across an archive of John Knight and others recordings on soundcloud. Especially of interest to anglo players here will be Paddy Murphy (recorded 1972) and Packie Russell (recorded 1973). But for English system players there are also quite a few recordings of John's son Andrew. Its a huge archive with many Irish Trad musicians and singers that John recorded in the 1970s for you to dig into, as well as UK folk names. It's got many sad memories for me as I spent years playing with John's eldest son Simon (a brilliant button accordion player, far right in the photo) in 'The Velvet Bottom Band' for dances all over the Mendips, and picked up many Irish tunes from him. Although I only played guitar in the band, Simon knew I also played concertina for Morris and Stave, and gave me a copy of the Packie Russell tape. The photo shows John's four sons.
  4. Thanks Stephen, I tried searching the forums, but the only thing I could find was from Mark Davies in this thread , so you've filled in what I couldn't find, including that the 'mother of toilet seat' New Edeo and perhaps the sleeve above was on the old (now deleted) 'Concertina Museum' pages here.
  5. Unusual pearloid ended Lachenals have been mentioned here in the distant past, and have been linked to A. M. Ross of Glasgow. Here are a couple of images of a 78rpm record sleeve with interesting photos and details. He is probably Andrew M. Ross born c.1880 in Glasgow, son of Alexander M Ross (b. 1854, Glasgow) and Isabella K G Ross (b. 1855 Paisley)
  6. Bill & All ... Lots of folks don't seem to realise that there are extra sections, with lots of different images in each section. And if you hover your mouse over the images, they will scroll to show you them all. Clicking on an image will show it full size. For some reasons this never got put in anywhere!
  7. If they are related to the Oldham Astleys, Stephen Chambers may be able to provide more information as he has researched the earlier generation here .
  8. From the 1950s up to today, the fastest growing genre for the concertina was in 'folk' music. But before that there were few 'folk' offerings, and you will find many recordings 1900-1950 on my website here and many modern 'non-folk' recordings here .
  9. Long time contributors have already covered these instruments in 2004.
  10. Doug - 158423 is circa 1898. It was on the database as 30 key, so I've updated.
  11. An English system 36489 would be circa 1898. That number on an Anglo would be circa 1876, so you can see why we need to know the type
  12. Steve - we need to know what type as both English and Anglo systems use this number, and each system has different dates. The number of buttons might give us a clue if you don't know what system it is.
  13. Circa 1892. It was probably tuned to 'Old Philharmonic Pitch', see the list of pitches on page 2 of this Lachenal price list.
  14. Daniel, It may save Gary a bit of work, but from the auction picture, the Lachenal price list seems to be the same as this one
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