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Seán Ó Fearghail

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  1. Thanks Geoff. I was pleasantly surprised with it. (For once!)
  2. Even though all the rest of the parts are fairly corroded on the outside, the reeds are surprisingly OK! Small bits of rust but I have come across a lot worse. Maybe it didnt live there for long. Or was never played once arriving there. Everything is in very good shape apart from the steel parts on the outside.
  3. And just while we're on the subject... I recently serviced a concertina that was only a few years old.. That now lives in Doolin, (on the Atlantic coast) in an old enough house... The reeds that were closest to where the case closed, were already starting to form rust on them...!!! About 6 of them...
  4. I'll let you know when I get it Geoff..! 😉
  5. Hi lads, I'm back in business after a very, very busy year. The best way to get a hold of me is to send me an email at - ofearghail7@gmail.com or other details will soon be on the website. I am now permanently located in Athlacca, Co. Limerick, Éire Best wishes and happy squeezing to everyone! 🙂 le gach dea-ghuí, Seán
  6. Yes. Seems to be great stuff. I'm only very recently experimenting with it. Sorry there is no delete function for the thread. Anyways thanks again.
  7. Hi, Apologies to all. I haven't been doing any repair work at the minute. I started a new teaching job for the year and it impossible to get the time to meet people. It is looking like i will not be finished until July but plan to go back to it then. Best wishes to all. Seán
  8. I hope that people don't mind me adding this post but I have put together a little website. http://www.concertinarepair.com I have been repairing all kinds of concertinas for a good few years now and I just wanted people to know that it's there and is an option for people. I have a huge amount of people to thank for their support, knowledge and patience. (A lot of people read and contribute to this great site.) I won't name people as I will probably leave someone out. Thanks and best wishes to all, Seán Ó Fearghail
  9. Hi Would anyone be interested in a full set of short scale/ normal scale Wheatstone reeds from a wheatstone maccann in old pitch...... untouched..... 2% donation to concertina.net if sold here..... ofearghail@gmail.com or 0872800980.... Located in Ireland.... from the 1910/-1925 period.... i'll check what date concertina when i'm home next.....
  10. Hi Felix, I actually did have another Bb/ F Crabb in the last year and Chris Algar did buy it from me again last month, through eBay. Just to clear it up.
  11. Hi Earl, I've tried to send you a message but not luck. I'd be more than happy to have a look at it for you. http://www.seanofearghail.comis my website and my number is there. All the best, Sean (currently in Co. Limerick)
  12. Excuse the poor quality... Ive had to give it back. The reed isnt an actual reed. Just very simliar. Square heel and the clamping very similiar.
  13. Very good. Thanks Stephen. Yes clamping plates were rectangular and had gaps on either side showing the screw threads.... Yes very similar to pictures of nickold reeds. The action looks like crabb though.... But shinny... Might have been replaced... Ill add a picture.
  14. I've come across this concertina that might be of interest to people. Inside i found the stamp of T. Bostock (maker) in it. I know he had a connections with the Crabb family which is very evident. The levers are rounded with the middle flattened and the levers are parallel but rotated by 60 degrees on either end. I'll put up a few pictures of the fretwork..lovely little box. C/g. Just thought it might be of interest. Was it bought from (or in parts) from Crabb and sold on?
  15. Thanks a million guys. Really appreciate the info. Interesting about the 40 keys. I understand that there was a lot of reeds to pack into that space but imagined that they would be the longer scale... But still.. Suppose if the clearance is good it makes a huge difference. Thanks again! If i ever win the lotto... Ill get one of each and compare...
  16. Hi, A question for the experts...... What would the difference have been between 'Steel Reeds' vs. 'Best Steel Reeds' vs. 'Best Tempered Steel reeds' in the Anglo/duet 1920's wheatstone price lists? I know that the long scale reeds were considered the best but would the 'best steel reeds' be long scale reeds as well? I know it has probably been discussed before but i can't find a definitive answer. And unfortunately i don't have one of each to compare.
  17. I was hoping to make a c sharp / g sharp linota copy... Was planning on using salvaged reed frames... But will rethink that as well... Reed pan were my main concern.. If i couldnt do that..there was no point...
  18. Thanks a million Dana. I appreciate the info and the reply. New, new year resolutions made! Plenty reading and researching!
  19. Thanks Chris. More to mull over.... while humming Dr. O'Neill's for the foreseeable future....
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