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Everything posted by Leonard

  1. Richard, The thread you are looking for is in the "Concertina History" subforum:
  2. The little eyes for a strap look like the ones used by Pauline de Snoo :
  3. If you want to know what that focus on this site is, take a look at But over the years there were quite some topics about instruments like yours. You can do a search here on concertina.net for "Pearl Queen". More information about these concertinas is to be found on https://concertinamusic.com. But as Mike said, don't go away. Share with us the history and some pictures of this old instrument.
  4. Alan was just testing the audience. Anyway, I didn't notice .....
  5. From the patent document I understand it uses the system of the "well-known Menzenhauescher Zithern" to facilitate untrained players to play a simple melody. That zither seems to use tune sheets lying under the strings, showing what string to play next.
  6. Glad you're freed from your splint, Alan. Otherwise it wouldn't have been more than just wig wog jig...
  7. Ouch, a mallet finger. I had that once. How did it happen? At least 2 members of C.net got it by taking their sock off...
  8. That 2 D#'s looks a bit odd to me. Better call them Eb's?
  9. Fred explained what he's after: It's about the nature of the contact between fingers and keys. Henrik Muller's article Fred refers to states about his shorter buttons: "Having shorter buttons that depress all the way, flush with the end plate, had more impact than I could have expected. Traditional Irish music has a lot of repeated notes, and to preserve the flow of the tune, they need to be performed by switching fingers; deep buttons go a long way in facilitating this."
  10. Not accesable for non-facebook-member. Is this the same version as on Soundcloud? https://soundcloud.com/concertinist/march-of-the-concertinas-feb2
  11. If you're interested in concertina pricelists through the years, Chris Algar has collected a lot of them. See http://www.concertina.com/pricelists/index.htm
  12. Not so mysterious. Of every page in the ledgers there is a small and a large representation. In this case their addresses are: .../PAGES/D3P0910S.HTM .../PAGES/D3P0910L.HTM
  13. Theo and Malcolm refer to the same page in the ledger. Serial number 36532 is a amboyna ended model 5E, dated 16-2-1959. (Not 1859)
  14. This confusion about bi- and unidirectional was spoken about before in this topic:
  15. Harry Geuns does bandoneons and concertinas. He lives in Molenbeersel, just over the Belgian border, south of Weert. www.bandoneon-maker.com
  16. Don't forget to take a look at his footbass! https://bandoneon-maker.com/foot-bass/
  17. Stephen, do you mean that that the models 1 to 10 all have bone buttons?
  18. Red arrow: not B11, but Bn Bn 1140 = Batch number 1140
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