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  1. Hello, awesome gimmick concertina, that found on ebay,I update this topic,


    Not only does this Concertina play it also has some special effects - my father believes 20 in total. The special effects it does is between Whistles and Honks etc which would have been for stage plays. He believes it was played at a stage in Vauderville.


  2. Hi

    The bellows backing is the color of the cardboard, so I put the leather itself, leather patterned paper, or patterned paper on top (because leather is more expensive than paper).

    I have used a variety of papers and fabrics (Liberty Print) when repairing gussets. I used fish glue to attach the paper.



    *If your concertina's gusset is made of synthetic leather, expect it to degrade and pit in 10 years due to moisture in the air.
    When you do that repair, you can change the paper.

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    You can try holding the action board with the buttons hanging down beneath it and then try fitting the end up over the buttons.  Or you can try it the other way around (buttons upright) and use a long, thin stick like a kebab skewer to poke any errant buttons back into place.  Either way will take a lot of patience.  I found cursing helped as well.

    I also agree with this method.
    When you turn the end and action board upside down and put the button in the hole, you can see the gap where the skewer is inserted by shining light from the bottom.

  4. 3 hours ago, Theo said:

    Usually the reason for a note sounding so low in pitch is that the reed tongue is cracked, and needs to be replaced.  It is sometimes possible to tune a reed up by a semitone (like E to F) but it does require some skill and a very good file. 

    @TheoThanks,I was wondering if it was shipped with the wrong tuning at the time of manufacture. Because I heard that this instrument was purchased 15 years ago and hadn't been used much.

    I'll check the reed

  5. Thanks, 




    I see there is another type, which might be suitable (depending on the diameters of the thread and the knurled top - what sizes are they?), on that website:  





    The product presented is for use at the top of the water crew handle. On other sites it was W3 / 16. I never thought I could use it like that.




    I have found I can get suitable ones, in brass or stainless steel, by post from a UK supplier, but they have a metric M3 thread and can only be bought in packs of 50.

    Too many pieces. ..

  6. On 7/7/2014 at 9:12 AM, gcoover said:

    In the 1870's, several were listed as "metal bound", or "brass bound". Any idea what that is?

    Hello I found the treble English concertina that at Wheatstone Ledgers. The ledger says "brass bound" and I didn't understand the meaning.

    And I found a this post of "brass bound" Here.

    I will post a picture of the instrument.


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