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  1. At auction 07th February by PAUL BEIGHTON AUCTIONEEERS

    Woodhouse Green
    Rotherham, South Yorkshire
    S66 9AQ

    Lot : 299
    An antique Lachenal & Co. hexagonal rosewood concertina in case.

    Estimate = £200/£300


    see here : http://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/paul-beighton-auctioneers-ltd/catalogue-id-srpau10038/lot-a4097b7c-2880-4c89-8490-a5a200ecc0c4?utm_source=auction-alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=auction-alert&utm_content=lot-image-link

  2. At auction 08/09th February, by BONNINGTONS AUCTIONEERS & VALUERS

    Forest Lodge Commercial Complex
    High Road
    CM16 5HW

    Lot :151.
    A concertina in rosewood with 10 buttons each side in mahogany case with recessed brass handle by A J Cater, 45 Wharf Street, Leicester.
    Estimate = £150/£250


    see here : http://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/boningtons-auctioneers-and-valuers/catalogue-id-srbon10080/lot-37a07218-766d-4640-80de-a5a200b82035?utm_source=auction-alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=auction-alert&utm_content=lot-image-link





  3. For auction by STROUD AUCTIONS. February 10th/11th.

    Unit J, Bath Road Trading Estate
    Bath Road
    GL5 3QF

    Lot 181
    A c1900 MacCann Duet concertina by Lachenal & Co with 56 bone buttons, raised metal fretwork ends and nine folds to the bellows. No 1818 etched to the end plate.
    Estimate = £200/£300.


    see here :http://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/stroud-auctions-ltd/catalogue-id-srstr10042/lot-6196b4f8-bfa8-49ae-8247-a5a00095faea?utm_source=auction-alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=auction-alert&utm_content=lot-image-link



  4. For auction, 16/17th February at, The Canterbury Auction Galleries,

    40 Station Road West,

    Lot 747. A Wheatstone concertina, No. 35301, in simulated rosewood with black leather cloth covered box for same
    Estimate = £300/£500


    see here : http://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/canterbury-auction-galleries/catalogue-id-srcan10021/lot-e2f70507-022d-4476-a43c-a5a001021154?utm_source=auction-alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=auction-alert&utm_content=lot-image-link


    The single photo shows the right hand end with 25 buttons and no air button.

    The ledgers give a date of 17/04/1940 and 46 buttons.

    I assume therefore we have a duet of some description. (I'm an anglo man - all duets look the same to me!!!)



  5. Thanks, Jake, that clears it up for me. Is this what people are talking about when they speak of bushing the buttons? I saw a video recently of "burling the felt" when buttons stick, but "bushing" the buttons was something in an online article (without pics) and I had no visual in order to understand what was meant. I believe that those are two different procedures done for different reasons (and, apparently, not all buttons have felt) but I'm not even sure I'm right about that. :)

    No! The way our concertinas are made results from corners being cut in order to drive the price down!


    When we speak of the buttons being bushed, we mean a felt collar around the button where it comes thru the end. This reduces noise.

    [Not found on lower value 'tinas!]


    Here's a link to a picture of a SUTTNER concertina : http://www.suttnerconcertinas.com/images/a2-32_lg.jpg


    you can clearly see the red felt around the buttons.


    Higher quality concertinas also have longer buttons that project below the lever and locate into a hole in the board on which the lever mechanism sits. This keeps the button straight when moving up & down. The bottom of this hole is also 'bushed' to prevent a loud knocking sound every time a button is pressed!!


    I mean, we don't want to be relegated to the rhythm section do we!?!?



  6. For auction on 03 February at PLYMOUTH AUCTION ROOMS.

    359 Faraday Mill Trade Park

    Cattewater Road
    PL4 0SE

    Lot 107 : A concertina possibly Wheatstone, burr walnut case inlaid with gilt decoration and further decoration to the bellows, 56 keys in total with a burr walnut travel box.
    Estimate : £300/£400


    Here :http://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/plymouth-auction-rooms/catalogue-id-srpl10040/lot-43e073fa-9439-4cc4-970b-a59c00ab0500


    Only the right hand pictured which shows an extra button in front of the thumb strap.



  7. For auction on 03 February at PLYMOUTH AUCTION ROOMS.

    359 Faraday Mill Trade Park

    Cattewater Road
    PL4 0SE

    Lot 106 : A concertina, probably Wheatstone, with pierced steel ends, with 56 keys and leather travel case.
    Estimate : £200/£300


    Here :http://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/plymouth-auction-rooms/catalogue-id-srpl10040/lot-b749fcd8-4ca4-43b4-ad74-a59c00ab0500


    Only the right hand pictured which shows two extra holes without buttons.





  8. I have a Gremlin 30 button Anglo, which is basically a Stagi W15S.


    Here's a link to two pictures on FLICKR photo sharing site




    The first shows the buttons in position with the rubber tubing.

    The second is a button on its own with the rubber in place, showing the slot which fits over the lever.

    The rubber needs to be compressed to slide the button on and off.


    As THEO says; to get the end back on invert the carcase and offer the end from underneath - best done with two people perhaps.



  9. At auction by DICKINS AUCTIONEERS,The Claydon Saleroom, Calvert Road, Middle Claydon , Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom MK18 2EZ.


    Lot 340.
    Description: Musical Instruments : Lachenal ' Anglo ' : A late 19thC / early 20thC mahogany cased hexagonal squeezebox / accordion / concertina , the right-hand rail stamped with reed illustration , ' English Make ' and ' Trade Mark ' ( 1879-1933 . ) The interior bearing serial number on label ' 135374 . ' The metal sideplates having sixteen and seventeen keys respectively . Approximately 7 1/4" wide Please Note- we do not make reference to the condition of lots within catalogue descriptions. We are however happy to provide additional information regarding the condition of items on request.
    Estimated Price: £200 - £300


    see here : http://www.invaluable.com/catalog/viewLot.cfm?utm_source=inv_kwalert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=keywordalertlive&utm_term=2&lotRef=8994E0F9E6&scp=c&ri=1&wtchLt=true


    So 32 buttons + air button.


    71/4" across, is that big for a Lach'??



  10. for auction on 20th January by

    Hôtel Marcel Dassault
    7 rond-point des Champs-Élysées
    75008 France

    Lot 63.
    bois vernis à décor floral en laiton et cuir vert gaufré. Lanières de cuir noir. 48 clés
    Numéro "1991" gravé
    15 x 16 x 18 cm
    5,90 x 6,29 x 7,08 in.
    Estimated Price: €1,000 - €1,200

    see here : http://www.invaluable.co.uk/auction-lot/concertina-anglais-de-francois-fratellini-63-c-e314515a19

    Here is a link to the full auction catalogue : http://www.invaluable.co.uk/catalog/searchLots.cfm?scp=c&catalogRef=KYW8MDTQL1&shw=100

    The auction is small, only 92 lots, all circus related and mainly of the FRATELLINI family of clowns.
    see here : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fratellini_family

    FRATELLINI is mentioned in a couple of threads on concertina.com

    here: http://www.concertina.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=2383&hl=fratellini&do=findComment&comment=23148
    So!! A concertina with history!!
    Edit : here's a picture of the three brothers, I believe Francois is the white face clown in the middle, the brother on the right has a concertina : http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/3064/1537/1600/CLOWNS%20Fratellini%20walking.jpg
  11. Some years ago I paid a visit to the YORK CASTLE MUSEUM at - wait for it -YORK, U.K.

    There was a re-creation of a York street from the Victorian times, (1870 - 1901).

    One of them was a music shop - BANK's MUSIC - and in the window was a concertina.


    So, tonight, having nothing better to do, ( I know, poor old fellow, stuck in on a Saturday night!!) I thought I'd check to see if the museum's catalogue was accessible online.


    Lo and behold, it is!, here : http://www.yorkmuseumstrust.org.uk/collections/


    It seems they are holding 5 concertinas, 2 on display & 3 in store.


    Here below are the catalogue details :-





    Basic info: Not on display

    Creators: Gesetzlich (Manufacturer)
    Description: Concertina with five-fold bellows. Printed plastic label attached to the instrument reads 'Concertina for professional players'.
    Object number: YORCM : DA1855
    Alternative number: 700140
    ID: 45019356
    Physical Characteristics
    Materials: Wood (Body), Bone (Buttons)


    Basic info: Not on display
    Creators: Lachenal & Co (Manufacturer)
    Description: Concertina, Anglo-German. 20 Bone Buttons, Diatonic Scale. Paper label "Lachenal & Co.Patent Concertina Manufacturers. London". Serial No 59718, 5-Fold Black Leather Bellows, Star Papers.
    Object number: YORCM : DA1859
    Alternative number: 630266
    ID: 45019358
    Creators: Lachenal & Co (Manufacturer), London

    Basic info: On display
    Description: English Concertina, 46 Bone Buttons With Notes Punched (on) ends. Pierced Steel Endplates, Hexagonal. Five-Fold Leather Bellows With Gold Star-Diaper Pattern Printed Papers.Steel
    Object number: YORCM : DA7670
    Alternative number: 390033
    ID: 45022395
    Physical Characteristics:
    Materials: Steel (Reeds)
    Creators: Unknown (Manufacturer), England


    Basic info: Not on display
    Description: Concertina, Anglo-German. 20 Bone Buttons, Diatonic Scale. 5-Fold Leather Bellows, Green Scrollwork Papers. C 1900
    Object number: YORCM : DA1858
    ID: 45019357
    Creators: Unknown (Manufacturer)


    Basic info: On display
    Description: German Concertina, 20 Base Metal Buttons, Diatonic Scale. Five-Fold Leather Bellows Of Leather With Printed Green Decorative Papers. Wood Casing With Wavy-Edged Rims. C 1900
    Object number: YORCM : DA1884
    ID: 45019376
    Creators: Unknown (Manufacturer), [Germany]


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