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About Leonard

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  • Birthday 12/06/1954

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  1. Red arrow: not B11, but Bn Bn 1140 = Batch number 1140
  2. And the strap lock on the handle looks very similar as well.
  3. No. I don't know about McNeela, but the Rochelle is designed and developed by Wim Wakker of CC, to be produced in China.
  4. Have you seen Paul Draper's little invention?
  5. As played in 2008 on youtube by Marien Lina, member on C.net. His comment on this tune: Blaeu gaeren en koper draet" a Dutch tune known from `Hollantsche Boerenlieties en Contredansen` part 1 (1700), also known as "la boree" or ´Bourree de la France`, It has parts in common with the english ´parsons farwell` from the Playford Dancing Master of 1653. it also has a lot in common with a melody in "Valerius´ gedenck clanck", 1625 ("hij die tot een opperheld"). It is a long time ago that melodies of existing popular street songs were used for promoting christian texts. This suggests that the song was a well known Dutch street song before 1625.
  6. Beautiful instrument indeed!
  7. Her name is Pauline de Snoo. https://www.concertina.nl/en/index.php
  8. Unless rcr27 was thinking about wriststraps, like in Mudchutney's pictures.
  9. I made a less elaborated version years ago, which I use as my Whatsapp signature: {::} }}}} }
  10. I see. Thanks. So the left thumb button does play a note? Or two I suppose, one on the push, one on the pull?
  11. Please explain for an ignorant EC player: I see 18+1 buttons on the left and 19+1 on the right side. For me this makes 37 or 39, but never 38. Or am I missing something?
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