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  1. Re-listed on ebay, No Reserve. Much lower buy it now. https://www.ebay.com/itm/225445480863
  2. Yes, Still available. I would consider any offer. I prefer Not to re-list it on eBay - but I will if nothing stirs here. I can meet anyone in the Chicago area interested in checking it out. Dan
  3. Adding pics of the left side reed pan. And please do not filet me - first touch in about 8 years If it will take a sound file, I'll upload that too. Left side notes first, top to bottom, push-pull, inner row first, then next row out. Same on the right side. Apologies in advance for the recording - mp3 format via a cheesey mobile app. I am open to suggestions on the best mobile recording app for ios. Regards, Dan Recording.mp3
  4. Greetings All, The previous buyer of this concertina backed out. I am offering it again. I would prefer to Not Use eBay to keep buyer expenses down. I am asking US $4500. I will consider any offer. Current Old Link here - https://www.ebay.com/itm/225224812559. I will try to post pictures on this site of the left side reed-pan internals today. Regards, Dan
  5. Additional photos of the right side interior added to the ebay listing. The box includes Chris Algar's Barleycorn Concertinas sticker.
  6. A nice light box with a great sound. Located in the Chicago area. Ebay listing Here Feel free to message me with any questions.
  7. Morris dance tunes- what else? That is funny...
  8. Lep, Last time I checked the local instrument tool supply they were out of stock of concertina lever crimpers and rivets. ;-) So here is what I did to fix the broken lever on a Jonesy I have: Bought some bronze flat guage strips from a local artists supply; Cut them to length spec; measured, marked and drilled them where the rivet should go; used a small piece of hard bronze wire; held the wire in a vice while I hammered one end flat; removed the wire from the vice and sanded it smooth; cut the rivet to be to length; sanded again; assembled the mess; set it up on a small anvil and hammered the open end of the rivet. Hammer too hard and the lever won't lever. I bought the hammer and anvil at the same artist supply I got the bronze parts from. The drill I used was just a Dremel tool set up in a small $40 Dremel tool drill press/jig (nb - 20 yeara old price). Have fun, go slow, budget enough material for a practice rivet kit or 2, it was easy! Dan
  9. Ed, Is it the same size as a Dipper Clare? And was that an Auction or Set Price sale? Dan
  10. LDT, Forget wisdom, your design is cool. Life is short. Have some fun and Go for it! Dan
  11. M, Here don't you really mean 'tinkerer' as in the noun usage of the word tinker? Also defined here.. If Lisa wants to sell her concertina for a mere $275 by all means let her do it. This thread was started in the Buy & Sell section of the forum wasn't it? Good luck Lisa, Dan
  12. Tom, Buy an old lachenal with Brass reeds. (Or a Jeffries with Brass reeds for that matter). Then you don't have to worry about your reeds rusting. Dan
  13. If my car is an unnecessary luxury - how am I supposed to get around? And why is it different for the yanks? Hey Woody, It is different for the (us Yanks because you have efficient, fast, modern rail systems. We let ours go. But our corridors are vastly larger than yours... So it cost us a bit more to keep them up. Instead of maintaining rail - we chose to build the Interstate system - Eisenhower. Our dense national highway system. Some cities maintain large metro rail systems (Chicago, NY, San Francisco). But those are really few. I take the L every day to work on Chicago. Fast, inexpensive and predictably unpredictable. Dan
  14. m, Great photos! (even if they are not yours) Dan http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/2095/marketstreetau6.jpg Good and orderly public transportation in San Francisco. Who needs a car? http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/9613/ch...o19098bely9.jpg not so orderly, but still, who needs a car?
  15. God talk about pushing buttons - OK OK OK Quality has nothing to do with it either!!! That should add another 22 posts to this thread - LOL! Sorry, this was meant as a reply to a PM from topic starter. Probably doesn't belong here. Please pardon my newbie enthusiasm (and technical ineptitude) Hey thanks for the update - No Problem - and nothing personal, its all in a days fun.
  16. Scott, Perhaps you could post a sound file - some scales and a tune or 2 either up to a post here or on YouTube? It might help to get people hearing it. Dan
  17. God talk about pushing buttons - OK OK OK Quality has nothing to do with it either!!! That should add another 22 posts to this thread - LOL!
  18. Vintage instruments have vintage parts. And IMHO - they may lack the speed, tightness and sensitivity of a new (built in the last 20 years) instrument. I have a whole pile of concertinas 1/2 new 1/2 old and what the old ones have in honk the new ones beat them out in tightness and sensitivity. My favorite 'new' instrument is the Tedrow Zephyr. Its the size of a Jeffries 30 key, very loud, very sensitive and fast.
  19. Bob, A friend of mine builds them. He lives in the Chicago area. Everyone around here buys them. Check out his website: Mike Quinlan Drums Best build quality. He lays up the shells himself. Tell him Cusick sent you. Oh and he made a Square Concertina. Gave it to me to finish. I'll post some pics - eventually. He made it years ago - Dan
  20. The upper concertina has some color, finish and condition differences between the various pieces of wood used in it. Almost like the top piece of fretwork was replaced by a 'new' piece of rosewood which has not yet aged to the darkness of the rest of the piece. In the lower photo the condition, color and finish of the materials look consistent. Even if it Is a Jeffries - looks to me like the fretwork has been replaced.
  21. John T, If you are still 'on the line' - who taught you how to make a concertina? Beyond the padding, valving and tuning? Ie - how did you figure out processes like the jig configuration for the reed pans? Was it trial and error or did you have someone show you around a shop and tools required to get the job done? Thanks for sharing your experiences with us. The pictures of your instrument are very sharp looking. Dan
  22. Terry, After reading the posts I couldn't help checking out the youtube clips of Nick playing the duets. He looks like lots of fun and the instruments produced a beautiful sound. I am sorry I never met him. Deepest sympathies on your loss. Best wishes on your sales. If you post the instruments on ebay - place another post on concertina.net to let people know. Dan
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