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    Listening to classical music. Restoration of concertinas
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    N. Yorks

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  1. Thanks Dave. As I said, after my own closer investigation. Regards Bazza12
  2. Thanks Theo. Will probably contact you if unable to solve problem myself.
  3. Thanks Dave for your response. As Theo is easiest/nearest, I may contact him after investigation, if I can't solve it myself.
  4. Thanks Alex & Theo. At least I know now not to "experiment" with my way of thinking. I shall look more closely at the internal leakage, to see if that is the problem. Regards Bazza12
  5. Hi All. I have an 1853 Wheatstone english in which the righthand low 'b' reeds have virtually given up, on draw or push in the 'tina, though I can get some sound out of them in the tuning rig. I do not play it, I just "exercise" it weekly, to keep it playable. It had been "restored" previously by someone else. I bought it as a keepsake, as it is virtually a twin to my late grandfather's 1852 model, which my niece owns & plays. Reeds are brass in brass frames. Would anyone recommend transferring the actual reeds only from frame to frame from an old Lachenal english to the Wheatstone, as the frames are stamped with the note letters & numbers & I do not want to lose them. I can "tune" them to match the Wheatstone ones which are quite a few cents sharp of 440. Thanks for any responses.
  6. An old question about dating Lanchenals. I have 2 English, nos 45815 & 58716 (which I am trying to refurbish/restore) and an Anglo no. 39666 (no idea of key yet, as I haven't even looked at it.) Can anyone help with their approx ages. Thanks in advance for any info.
  7. Thanks Dave. I have all ready bought Alex's suggestion of rabbitskin glue. The grommets are in not bad condition considering their age, so I will be leaving them in situ. Regards Baz.
  8. Thanks Alex. Is that a flexible glue or does it set hard?
  9. Which is the best glue for new pads& dampers to leather lever grommets
  10. Thanks again everyone for your responses. They will give me food for thought when I can get round to doing something about the bolts. Bazhow.
  11. Hi all. Many thanks for your replies. I will try to follow the advice given. If I don't succeed, then that's another story.
  12. I have a 48 key Lachenal English (no 53716) which I am attempting to restore. 3 of the end bolts have sheared off at end box level, leaving the thread bits inside, with nothing to get hold of, to try & twist them out. Has anyone any idea how to remove the female socket, without causing damage to the end boxes, or is it a case of complete new bolts & new holes in the rosewood ends, & filling/laquering the old holes. Bazza12.
  13. Thanks for the info. I'll try that if I can find the item.
  14. Thanks for that info. It might be worth a try.
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