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  1. Seems rather strange that the seller of the above mentioned has two more identical ones listed! Mike
  2. I have just checked my old Wheatstone case and the lock takes a blank key, i also bought a modern spare lock and key somrtime ago and the new key fits both locks HTH Mike
  3. Hammer has fallen at £1.270 so i wonder who got it in the last few seconds?
  4. I noticed it this morning and the zero feedback did make me wonder but having said that its not the only item he has for sale, i can not recollect seeing it before. Mike
  5. I did hear of the case of an antique grand piano some time ago that was imported to the US from the UK that was totally distroyed by the customs officials as they had removed all of the Ivory key faces, thus rendering a valuable antique as virtual scrap. Mike
  6. Here Mike edited to say that was quick its gone already
  7. 0.025" = approx 0.63mm as per my vernier caliper readout and my failing eye sight . Mike
  8. For the last couple of days i have not been able to view any Youtube content, all i get is (Hello, you either have JavaScript turned off or an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. ) but Java is the latest version as is the Adobe flash player. I assume this is to do with the royalty issues in the UK. Or possible a bug that wont let jave run properly, so i am at a loss now , so is anyone here in the UK getting the same problem? Mike
  9. This one It looks a nice one , i wonder are the ends a burl Walnut or burl Amboyna? Seller big into hand knitted tea cosy's! Mike
  10. Have a look Here as he is mentioned also a picture of his workshop , he was an Organ maker as far as i can see & also built piano's. Mike
  11. My 9 year old white Cat runs out of the room and looks back in disgust as soon as i place my hand on a tina. My dog's not at all bothered but my son's Cocker Spaniel just sings along loudly, but not in tune though. A quick edit just to say that after quick test with a mouth organ , my dog started singing and the cat has now gone out in the rain . Mike
  12. I am shocked and truly saddened to hear that Richard Morse has passed away , although I had never meet him we had exchanged emails recently and he was more than helpful, his enthusiasm certainly inspired me , a great fellow who will be missed greatly by many . My thoughts and condolences go out to all his family and friends who knew him. Mike
  13. Boosey & Hawkes took over Besson in 1948 have a look Here for more info. Mike
  14. Historically, A Cobbler repairs shoes boots etc, Whilst a Cordwainer made shoes etc, hope this helps Mike
  15. And now i give you Mr R -- --- .-. ... . a distant relative of Samuel and his good friend Barry Tone-Céilí
  16. Many thanks Steve & all for a few entertaining days , now i must get on with more of my research and trim my beard . Do i get a cuddly concertina toy then! Must get on as fire needs sorting out , only just got up and had a doughnut for breakfast so now back on my head Tina in hand . Mike
  17. Hi Dana , Yes my Lachenal is brass reeded #50382 circa 1918 the frames being slightly narrower and slightly longer than the Wheatstone brass reeded Frames. (both frames have the 2 screw tongue clamp fittings ) Incidentally we had quite a bit of that brass sheet but its about all gone now, as only one small piece left, but even so enough for many reed replacements if necessary. Mike
  18. Its just been reported on the news , Google are trying hard to fix the problem ASAP so they say . Mike
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