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  1. I bought a Chidley baritone a number of years ago but Barleycorn didn't know the maker. I opened it up just the other day and found the following stamped inside: 135 High Holborn serial #2362 Doing some research I found this web site: https://www.scatesconcertinas.com/pdf/ROCK CHIDLEY Concertina Maker.pdf And this: http://www.concertinas.org.uk/others.htm#Chidley Mine is a 48 key and octave lower than my Wheatstone treble or tenor (not sure of the difference). It's not a fast player but has a nice sound and was fully restored with new bellows. I would appreciate any comments, Fred V
  2. I am not familiar with the numbers you guys are talking about (8, 22, new model). Where can I find info on them and time period of when they were made? Fred V
  3. Thanks guys. I'll look at the reed height. Some of my valves are also not laying flat so I'll try the scotch tape trick. I may have to replace them.
  4. I have a an EC and a couple of reeds sound noticeably louder than others. Is there a way to correct this or to make others louder? Thanks, Fred V
  5. I bought some auto parts from England and one of the parts was incorrect. It was a small item no bigger than a pack of cigs. UPS and FedEX wanted over 100 bucks to ship it BACK to England. Ridiculous. Fred V
  6. Hi. I'm new to the group but I've been playing Irish music on the English concertina for about 20+ years. I have a 36 button Wheatstone that is a great player against fiddles. I really love the wrist straps since I work the bellows like a fiddle bow. I found my number on the build ledger 33011 and have some questions. http://www.horniman.info/DKNSARC/SD02/PAGES/D2P1310S.HTM Can anyone tell me what the NP and K.V.W.S items mean? Fred V Pensacola Fl.
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