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  1. hi dick,

    I've got a rare 'big beastie' as well.....Its a baritone however not a baritone treble.Its got raised metal ends ,with intricate cut fretwork, a flat reed pan( geoff start salivating :) ) and basically looks like a big early model 22...its number 22890 ish.I think its a model 27? John Adey's got the same but a much newer one(1920s!)Has anyone seen any other raised ended wheatstone 6 sided baritones? By the way it plays fantastically.

  2. hi,

    I have a wheatstone treble aeola from 1911 number 25185 that I'm not playing

    I bought it from an advert on here in april 2008 ( if someone tech could do a link that would be great...!)

    Since I've had it ,it has had new bushings ,valves and been fine tuned by nigel sture in kingsbridge.

    Its a fantastic concertina ,but I think I'm a lachenal man!

    I don't really want to sell it ,so its up for swaps.....possibly for an early edeophone? :unsure:

    all the best,simon

  3. firstly, thanks everyone for the advice and the lively discussions!

    yesterday I did the key hole bushings and replaced a couple of springs on one end....didn't make much difference noise wise!!

    however when I started replacing the key to lever bushing its made a real diffence to the action ...hurray!!

    thanks again,


  4. greg,

    there are 3 felt washers on each button and they appear in good condition so its hopefully not that..I will check the top of the lever arms banging the inside of the fret work tonight when I get home.thanks for the help.



    I think I might rebush the key holes as the noise does seem to be coming from the key!! then maybe I'll respring after that's crossed off the list. merci bien!!

  5. I have recently acquired a metal ended lachenal.It has fantastic reeds and plays beautifully apart from being slightly noisey.The noise is there when playing quickly and seems to be after many , many long hours of listening! an initial slap when the button is hit,possibly caused by some minor vertical movement? or possibly sideways into the metal?The button felt dampers appear in good condition, as do the cross key bushings and also the key hole bushings.The spring pressure is pretty light?Could this be the issue.Would it be worth respringing the middle (natural) notes with the longer lever arms so that spring pressure is greater.I would really welcome comments from anyone who can help with this!! incidently I've already tried ,

    playing loudly constantly( annoying for the neighbours)

    playing with small squares of sponge glued to each finger(annoying for me as everyday tasks prove difficult)

    and spraying the whole action in WD40(only joking)

    all the best,


  6. still looking for the elusive baritone.I tried one yesterday with brass reeds from 1860ish that played well but sounded a little weak and 'thin'

    so am now looking for a wooden ended 1850-1870 ish, baritone english,pitch unimportant and reed material unimportant(!) that when I play low notes on it ,it sounds rich and warm...any leads gratefully appreciated..and preferably within a 20 mile radius of north devon due to the price of diesel...(I paid 138.9/litre yesterday...)

    thanks simon

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