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Bill Crossland

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About Bill Crossland

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    Chatty concertinist
  • Birthday 03/04/1951

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    Repairing and restoring concertinas of all types, playing anglo.
  • Location
    Holmfirth, Yorkshire

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  1. £2600 - it was a 30% commission. Could have been a duet.... There are 44 key duet layouts out there, this was a 44 key plus a drone
  2. The brass plate around the valve is for protection and cosmetics!
  3. Hi Seth - As Alec says, I had some of these reed holders laser cut and made the tuning bellows. I can supply the brass parts,big that is all you need. - I will pm you Bill
  4. Hi Dowright - I've recently worked on two Lachenal Bass Anglos, both originally 6 fold bellows, though one has had another three folds grafted in. Both 30 key, steel reeds 151,069 pitched in C/G, used by the Tottington Concertina Band 174,914 in Bb/F, marked internally "Pride of Wooton" Picture below - any dates please? From the other data you've published, both would appear to lie between 1896 and 1906?
  5. It was rediscovered in America nad now heading back to Mr Wayne's concertina museum
  6. This Louis Lachenal instrument has just come in for conservation, but is amazingly original. The inlay work on the ends and around the sides is magnificent, and the buttons glass. The end construction is very similar to early Wheatstones, with the fretted ends and side panels removing in one piece There is a date inked on one of the bellows cards inside which is 6/12/75. Would that tie in with other date estimates for manufacture?
  7. Duplicates on different buttons. All the buttons I tried were different in and out, with some several notes apart in and out... I didn't look at relationships between columns, my brain was beginning to hurt......
  8. I saw the instrument today, it is bisonic but to no system that I recognised...... I didn't have chance to try any mapping of the notes, but it did not appear to extend much beyond the range of a standard treble anglo. All the reeds in standard radial pattern. Lots of duplicate notes, no note progression in rows as in an anglo. Bellows in good condition and in old pitch. Decent reeds.
  9. Fletcher Newman offer a good range of woven felts in various thicknesses: https://www.fletcher-newman.co.uk/
  10. The Swaledale Squeeze is organised by the ICA - details here: http://www.concertina.org/yearly-events/
  11. Stephen has more of a facebook presence these days
  12. Two pictures of the Tottington Band, no dates - any suggestions?
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