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  1. Hi all , I need help could some one please tell me the name of the jig that is the 3 rd one played on this you tube vid. I heard it a few times at sidmouth but never got round to asking anyone its on you tube if you type in "sarsfield's jig" (sorry for not being able to do the link) thanks, simon
  2. thank you I would also like some help on the different features within edeophones themselves...i.e.between early edeophones pre 1900 and the so called good period of edeophones when their serial numbers are in the 50,000?!are there marked improvements on the later edeophones or are some of the early ones potentially near perfect as well? and in what ways are they different?
  3. hi could any one please tell me the main differences between the majority of edeophones from the '20s...serial numbers in the 50,000s ,compared with earlier edeophones from say the late 1890s!! In terms of loudness, tone action and build quality. having read previous threads buying an edeophone seems to be a bit of a minefield.Is the variation in quality mainly within the later ones or is with all edeophones? finally given a choice which would you buy? ...("buy an aeola instead "is not an acceptable answer!) thanks very much..
  4. still for sale and now open to reasonable offers!!
  5. Has any one had any response?I emailed the seller over 24hours ago and have had no answer?
  6. This one has steel reeds and plays very well but I would like peoples' thoughts on the shape of the gold tooling on the bellows please. sorry about the title but I'd just had a bakewell tart with my tea ......hence alluding to Mr. Kipling.....
  7. These are the bellows of my george case concertina......hopefully this english concertina is about 1865...Does anyone know about the gold tooled pattern on the bellows?Its the same pattern as Jeffries?Did Jeffries copy George Case? or are these replacement Jeffries bellows from a slightly later period?
  8. morning, am trying to get in contact with Douglas Rodgers and Neil Wayne. Could someone be kind enough to give me their contact details please. thanks simon
  9. hey chris, perhaps a swap/ trade with the lachenal you have You're right, it would go well with your wheatstone baritone........
  10. to avoid any more confusion it has 5 fold bellows......one is hidden behind one of the ends in the photo
  11. hi chris, I won't put this on ebay......not out of principle but beacause I'm technically inept Its such a beautiful ,sweet sounding wheatstone ,and with the fact that D'alquen bought it ( for nearly 8 quid in 1860 ) surely someone with a historic interest in concertinas will want it? can anyone recommend anyone whose boat this might float..
  12. thanks very much randy. if this is the mr.green who was an exceptional reed maker it would indeed make sense and if he was still at lachenal in the 20s? he would have been in his 70s and probably very , very good at what he was doing? how do we recognise his reeds though? I've read else where on this forum that top end lachenal concertinas vary massively in their reed quality.I'd like to know if my reeds in my lachenal were made by him!!!!????is this an impossible question??!!!!! :blink:
  13. price reduction.......750 or near offer!!! :blink:
  14. please can somebody shed some light on this for me .................
  15. price of the concertina will now have to go up p. trimming says possibly played by regondi asking price is now raised by 50pence....!!!!!!
  16. thank you for that peter! nigel seems constantly gigging whenever i speak to him!! so 8394 was sold on the 29th of may 1860 to D'alquen..... this would probably have been federick D'alquen ,who was a great pianist and one of Giulio Regondi's closest friends...fantastic history!!! it sold for 7 pounds and 17 shillings.
  17. whoops...... having taken the end off the number is actually 8394!!!!!!!!...If it could talk it would tell me it was never bought by captain otway!!!!!! the paper label is a bit faded and I always thought it was 8894...SORRY....ignore the nautical history!! if anyone can find 8394 in the ledgers please post. very sorry simon
  18. have read somewhere on this forum about a Mr. Green , who made exceptionally good reeds. Can anyone help by being specific about the time period he was at lachenal , what concertinas he would have done the reeds for (would it have just been edeophones? or could it have been any concertina) and how do you recognise the sound of a Mr.Green reed? Are they super loud , are they super reponsive etc Any help or thoughts greatly received!! thank you
  19. I have a 48 keyed wheatstone english treble concertina for sale. It has highly polished rose wood ends metal keys dark green leather bellows brass reeds, and is in excellent condition with hexagonal rosewood case (very good condition) It was fully restored, new pads, valves, bushings etc and tuned to modern concert pitch by Nigel Sture less than 3 months ago. The serial number is 8894.The Horniman ledgers show that it was purchased on august 18th 1856 by Captain Otway. Looking at a royal navy role call in 1856 shows that there was only one Captain George Otway at the time ,who went to to reach the rank of Rear Admiral.He was the son of Admiral Sir Robert Waller Otway who fought with Nelson during several campaigns!!! The concertina plays very well , has a very good action and has a nice volume for a brass reeded instrument.Its in excellent cosmetic condition and the probable history of it is great! I wish it could talk!! I'm asking 795 pounds or near offer for it, am based down in devon and am best contacted either through the forum or on 01271 814609. kind regards simon
  20. does it have all its reeds? It looks like quite a few of the high ones are missing to me?
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