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  • Birthday 11/11/1951

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    English concertina, Anglo concertina, English Country Dance, Morris Dancing
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  1. Thank you for the information.
  2. Here you go. Although the instrument is small the positions of the keys with respect to the thumb and finger rests is pretty-well the same as on my Crabb.
  3. The 56 has notes above the 48. The low notes of the two instruments is the same.
  4. I have been given two Edeophones that are in reasonably good condition and I would like some idea of their history and value. The first is No. 59791 with 56 keys, 6-fold bellows, wooden ends, steel reeds and it is 12-sided, 6.74 inches across the flats with metal buttons. The second is No. 60172 with 48 keys, 6-fold bellows, wooden ends, steel reeds and it is 12-sided but smaller than the other at five and five-eighths inches across the flats. It has what looks like bone or plastic buttons. Both instruments are in reasonable condition and can be played but they are in need of some refurbishment and are both just off concert pitch. The smaller one, in particular, is quite loud and suitable for leading an ensemble. Both have cases but these will need quite a bit of work. I have more pictures and look forward to hearing your comments.
  5. These concertinas are now sold. Thank you for your comments. I will be making a donation to concertina.net. Rod
  6. This concertina is now sold. Thank you for your comments. I will be making a donation to concertina.net. Rod
  7. Hello Ed, The concertina is currently under offer and is scheduled for sale on Thursday. If there are any problems with the sale I will come back to you. Thank you for getting in touch. Rod
  8. I have pressed my ear to each side of the concertina and can hear no knocking sounds so I am firm on my opinion that there is not one inside trying to get out.
  9. Hello. I assume the action boards are the surfaces with the Vickers label and stamps. They are certainly not worm holes. Most of them are about 2mm diameter and have a somewhat brass looking surface so I am guessing that they are something to do with the mechanism that operates the keys and pads on the other side. Most are flush with the surface but (on the label surface, for example) the one on the bottom right of the label (on the h of Greenwich) projects through slightly and the one at the foot of the picture of Mr Vickers appears as a hole. I am not willing to take it apart any more as I don't want to do any damage. Looking at the position, I wonder whether someone has used too long a screw to attach the thumb loop and that is the one that projects through. I can see no evidence of worm damage anywhere on the instrument and, other than the wear on one corner of the bellows (see the picture), they look reasonable. The bellows do not leak badly when compressed and then held vertically to open under their own weight. Hope this helps.
  10. I have a Wheatstone 48 key treble with wooden ends and coloured keys for sale for a friend (pictures attached). It has 4-fold brown bellows in reasonable condition and a full complement of steel reeds, some of which are slow to speak, all tuned about a quarter-tone sharp. Some of the keys are prone to stick open when played so some work is needed on the mechanism. The interior bears the name J. J. Vickers of Greenwich, London and the number 1774. The case is secure but could also do with some tlc. I would be happy to receive offers on this forum but, if I have no luck, I will put it on Ebay with a starting price of 120 pounds. If I sell it here, I will make a donation. Please let me know if you have any questions.
  11. Thank you for your comments. I confirm that it is an octave below my treble concertina (subject to the quarter-tone). The dimensions are as follows. Each of sides of the hexagon is about 4.25 inches and it is 7.25 inches across the flats. For completeness the dimension from one side to the other is just under 6 inches (the keys and finger pieces stick out further than this) of which the bellows are about 1.75 inches. It does not have raised ends. Any further comments are welcome.
  12. I have been handed two concertinas by a friend. I would like to ask whether it would be better to do them up before selling them (and, if so, who should I get to refurbish them) or should I sell them as is (and, if so, what should I ask for them). The first is a Wheatstone 48 key treble with wooden ends and coloured keys. It has 4-fold bellows in reasonable condition and a full complement of steel reeds, some of which are slow to speak, all tuned about a quarter-tone sharp. The interior bears the name J. J. Vickers of Greenwich, London and the number 1774. The case is secure but could also do with some tlc. The second is, I think, a 48 key Wheatstone tenor as it is larger than and tuned an octave lower than a treble but is also about a quarter-tone sharp. It has metal buttons and the 5-fold bellows are a bit worn but it has a full complement of steel reeds some of which are slow to speak. There is what I assume to be an air lever on each side but they don’t really do much. It bears the number 25278. The (probably original) black case needs work but is not so badly damaged that it could not be fully restored. Your advice would be appreciated, please. Pictures are below but more are available on request. If someone would like a closer look, I live north of Birmingham, England.
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