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  1. My b flat has a third octave “e “ on the thumb button. Robert
  2. Anyway gentlemen...still want to know about my Jeffries 8 inch instrument.....still cannot find any reference to read about them anywhere....lots of info on other j instruments but not the duets.....Robert
  3. thanks Wunks.....the first I presume is an original Jeffries made instrument and the second a Wheatstone made instrument with Jeffries button layout....I am actually trying to get info on Jeffries duets and in particular a Jeffries Bros 59 button model with raised ends which measures 8 inches across. I have recently acquired such an instrument which is in old high tuning approx 455hz in b flat......and is very heavy. I cannot find pics or details of another one anywhere in my searches which frustrates me as there must be others out there.......
  4. Interesting didn’t know that either.......Each to their own...I do have a vested interest in the dimensions ofJeffries duets if anyone has knowledge they wish to share it would be appreciated as there is nothing I have been able to find searching the net........thank you all . Robert
  5. Will have a browse. Thank you Geoff.....any idea on info on Jeffries duets
  6. Oh right.......when I have seen them for sale no one ever mentioned their physical size...and also their pictures of them on the net make them look like they are the same size as a standard Anglo.... Didn’t realise how big they are got it in my head that only bass instruments were big....why I thought that I do not know! Just lack of knowledge. Thanks Rod.....
  7. Thanks Geoff that makes perfect sense....thank you......how large do 60+ Duets come? thanks Mike for your explanations....very concise.
  8. I am relatively new to Concertinas...... Reading many articles on concertinas I find that the term “size” seems to refer to the amount of buttons.....How then do people describe a concertina which for example is 8 inches across the flats with 8 inch bellows without specifically detailing its measurements?
  9. Can anyone tell me the width across its flats please.....I own a similar one and I am trying to find information about these duet models. thanking you Robert
  10. Hayden wikki Peacock in hardcase..... virtually unused.....sent you a pm about it.......let me know if interested before I advertise it tomorrow...They are very hard to find in UK...regards Robert
  11. My faith is restored by this article having recently read sales advertising blurb Condemning Wheatstones aluminium shoes and warning buyers to avoid them. As an owner of several 7a anglos I personally disliked these comments but I suppose we all are allowed our own opinions. An excellent article.....very informative.
  12. Has anyone else got an advert of the Crabb range of anglos that I could copy listing them for sale in 1949? Robert
  13. Geoff.....Just keeping this one current with a reply...... more info on 10473 would be appreciated when you feel up to it.....i have given it knurled brass screw fitted straps and also for the first time spent today cutting and fitting black and gold bellows papers.....I love this concertina.....Being an instrument collector its important in my little world to know more proper specs and in particular the model name or number in the Crabb line up in the late 1940's. A copy of and old Crabb advert with specifics would be the ideal... cheers for now Robert
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