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Strange But Beautiful
chris replied to nkgibbs's topic in Concertina HistoryThere is a Scates baritone with similar fret work (especially the little cut outs in the angles,also similar bellows papers) in the concertina museum cat. Number C-154 The baritone and the one on ebay are the only ones I remember having this particular design so - may well be Scates may be a rebadge (not uncommon!!)
Dating A George Case
chris replied to Phillip T's topic in Concertina HistoryHi By the serial number I'm guessing it has/had a label with either 32 New Bond Street or the name Case, Boosey & Sons Holles Street. The first address was used from 1849 to Dec 1854 and the second address from 1854 to 1864. Probably the second address as they were a bit careless with numbering.I'll try to send you a copy of my research into George Case
Gizmo For Transposing And Building Chords
chris replied to Steve Wilson's topic in Teaching and LearningChordwheeldavidKBD on line - worth a 'spin'
Baffles - Pine Thickness?
chris replied to Bob Lusk's topic in Instrument Construction & RepairRefitting the original pine baffles in my Wheatstone Baritone didn't seem to make a lot of difference to the volume, but it did improve the tone of a couple of reeds that were a bit harsh, seemed to balance the tone Forgot to say that they are brass reeds
Midland Concertina Group, Nottingham
chris replied to Mikefule's topic in General Concertina DiscussionEr, that's a Thursday!
Case For 3 Anglos
chris replied to Kelteglow's topic in Instrument Construction & RepairHave a look at www.Swan Flight.com They built me one for a baritone (brick s**those comes to mind) or buy bits and make your own
At Last… My Lachenal Has Arrived!
chris replied to HansiRowe's topic in General Concertina DiscussionStorm m2075 virtually indestructible
English Concertina By William Scales, For Auction. 20Th Sept. Dublin I
chris replied to Anglogeezer's topic in Buy & SellJoseph Scates 1850. Can't see fretwork clearly but it looks like a George Case rebadged as Scates (Scates sold out to Case in 1849)
How Accidental Was Your Choice Of System?
chris replied to frogspawn's topic in General Concertina DiscussionI found my ec in an antique/junk shop and didn't find out what system I was buying 'til I called in the local library and looked it up - I found out it was an Amboyna brass reeded Joseph Scates (subsequent research determined that it was in fact a Rock Chidley that Scates rebadged - not uncommon!) Since then I have tried both McCann duet and Anglo - totally beyond me!!
Importing Or Transporting Concertinas Into The Usa
chris replied to d.elliott's topic in General Concertina DiscussionIt does assume that customs staff can tell the difference between various woods and between bone and ivory, my guess is that they are more likely to play safe! The question with passports comes down to - who is competent to assess an instrument for a passport and do customs accept their competence! Chris (whose Scates Amboyna with ivory buttons isn't going anywhere again!)
What Do You Call.....
chris replied to Terry McGee's topic in Teaching and LearningFanning?????
Proposed Design Changes For The Ec
chris replied to JimLucas's topic in Instrument Construction & RepairHave you looked at w Wheatstone's 1861 patent drawings?
When (And Why) Did You Get A 2Nd Concertina?
chris replied to lxnx's topic in General Concertina DiscussionFirst was a brass reeded amboyna Joseph Scates. Second was a steel reed Lachenal Inimitable - for a brighter sound. Third was a brass reeded Wheatstone Baritone - for....'Cos I wanted it!!!! I can, sort of, justify my purchases. My problem is justifying 3 recurve bows
Concertinists: Are We Stuck In Ruts?
chris replied to Jim Besser's topic in General Concertina DiscussionMaybe its size works against it - something so small couldn't possibly have a useful range, or be taken seriously! It's all perception
chris replied to Terry McGee's topic in Concertina HistoryNeil Wayne's Concertina Museum is specifically for concertinas and free reeds. http://www.concertinamuseum.com./cmindex.htm Couldn't get onto the MIMO site from your clicky Terry. Do they show 'internal' pics of the instruments?