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  1. Thank you Alex and Adrian, I may have found a source and if not, I may have a go at creating a piece as shown.
  2. I’d like to repair the original case which came with my concertina. Unfortunately , the leather case hinge has torn, the handle is missing as is the tongue that would hold the male part of the lock. I’m wondering if anyone has any experience of sourcing the missing part that mates with the lock mechanism?
  3. The concertina has now been sold through an Irish website.
  4. NOW SOLD Jeffries Bros Praed St 32 key C/G Anglo concertina Selling my concertina as I also have a bone button box which suits my hands a little better. This concertina was bought earlier this year from The Accordion Centre in Birmingham, ad is still on site: http://accordioncentre.com/acb/buying-and-selling/our-products/product/jeffries-cg-code-cus02/? The concertina is slightly larger 6 3/8” across the ends than my bone button Jeffries which is 6”. (See pic of both) It is also a bit heavier, 152.5 grams approx. This is a powerful concertina and as loud and responsive as I have heard from any Jeffries. The C# button on the right accidental row is on the push with D# on the pull. The concertina was restored by the Dippers (can’t tell which year, but the bellows does have a serial number and perhaps Rosalie Dipper could provide the details). Consequently, this is like having a hundred year + new Jeffries concertina. New bellows, pads, valves etc renewed making it airtight, responsive and loud. This concertina needs nothing and will hold its own in any session. Asking €7,500. I am based in Kerry but can travel (reasonable distance) to demonstrate. Will ship overseas, Shipping and insurance at buyers expense. I will be happy to provide this concertina on a weeks approval basis. Pictures on Dropbox here https://www.dropbox.com/s/7z0l8e8weapnz16/Photo%2028-11-2021%2C%2015%2051%2055.jpg?dl=0
  5. Concertina now sold and donation made to C.Net.
  6. Thank you for that, very nice, I hadn’t seen one before. same era as my two I would guess. Is it a good player?
  7. Jones Jones 26 key rosewood ended anglo in C/G. This concertina has ornate fretwork ends in excellent condition and comfortable sized bushed buttons. It has six fold original bellows in great shape. It has just been fitted with new pads and valves and tuned (from old pitch) to concert pitch. It has very little wear on it, seems to have had a sheltered life and there is no damage or signs of any repairs. The sound is less strident than some Lachenals but has a lovely warmth and woody tone. Hear a couple of tunes on this concertina played by my repairer/tuner: https://www.dropbox.com/s/fq8rllvydaucac2/AUDIO-2021-03-05-16-02-48.m4a?dl=0 It has its original wooden box, but the lock is not working, however, it would serve well for shipping. The concertina is in Ireland and can be shipped ( at buyers expense) to other countries. This is a lovely playing and sounding concertina, with good original concertina reeds. It is lightweight (101.8 g, or 36 oz) which makes it comfortable to play. It is being sold to help fund recent upgrade. Price €930 Additional pictures may be seen in my DropBox folder https://www.dropbox.com/sh/6n0f6abkmj9uqm8/AAAAa8J1mk77pHHkqVogi1kXa?dl=0
  8. Sunbeamer, I have never seen a 20 button metal-ended Jeffries. Any chance you could post some more pics of the instrument please? Are the dimensions similar to 30 button instruments? thank you.
  9. Bill, I think you'll find that it sold for $600 and the practice with Skinners is to publish the price including commission.
  10. Have you seen this ad? http://www.adverts.ie/brass-wind-instruments/wakker-concertina-a4-model/12331516
  11. Concertina now sold, donation made to c.net. Thanks to all for your interest.
  12. Greg, I didn't try to remove the verdigris as I figured I might interfere with the tuning and that's an area that I don't feel competent to meddle with. The buttonholes in the ends have been bushed with a black felt. Des
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