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  1. Kevin. I fear you have got it wrong. A standard Baritone, as per the instrument illustrated, is in every way similar to a standard 48 treble, but every note plays an octave lower. No brain power needed to effect the change. If you look at the photograph the third button on the outer of the two midle rows is coloured red, indicating that it plays a C, exactly where a C should be, just an octave lower than the note a similarly placed C would play on a 48 treble. Simples! Give one a try at the earliest opportunity - you'll never look back. Les
  2. Clearly not an honest description. There are signs of missing chrome, scuffing on leather straps and case, etc. etc. and the red bushing of the buttons seems a later addition. NOT new or unsued!
  3. "Campaign Concertina". Does anyone know why this should be referred to as a "Campaign Concertina", and where did the term originate? I am also interested in the reinforced corners. I have a Lachenal Excelsior with identical reinforced corners, which seem to be original. I have picked up somewhere that such additions were fitted to concertinas intended to be used in tropical climes, and thus in need of strenghtening where tgemperature/humidity might be an enemy. Does anyone know the truth of this?
  4. For Jim Hume see concertina.com/eydmann/life-and-times Chaptger 7, page 113, reference number 511. Les Branchett
  5. Sorry Symon. Just realised I did not spell your name correctly. Apologies, Les
  6. Simon: I have a few professionally photocopied spirally bound copies of the S.A. concertina tutor. Price £10 to include U.K. postage. Please send me a private email to squeezy@easy.com if interested. Les Branchett
  7. Martin: Thanks for passing on the information Mary: Price is 15 dollars, or 10 pounds sterling, whichever suits you best. Look forward to hearing from you. Les
  8. Martin: Thanks for passing on the information. Mary: Price is 15 dollars, or 10 pounds sterling. whichever suits you best. Look forward to hearing from you. Les
  9. In the 1980's Mr Alex Richards of Gulgang, New Soth Wales, was writing a book on concertina history. Does anyone know if this was ever published, or even made available in another format. Les Branchett
  10. Do you have a copy of the leaflet, lesfix? It would be fun (and quite nostalgic!) to see an image of it! Tom Hi. Unfortunately I don't have the resources at present to transfer an image to the web. But if you e-mail me at squeezy@easy.com I will quite happily send you photocopies. Regards Lesfix
  11. Yes, I remember the Stamford Music Shop, as in the seventies I lived in the next county, Norfolk. They were always very helpful, happy to give free advice, even on one occasion advising me how best to renovate my concertina case. They also gave out a very useful two-sided leaflet, with drawings and descriptions of the different types and models of concertinas. It was this descriptive leaflet that set me off collecting concertina literature, before the days of the web. Sample price lists I have of that period show a "Whatstone Aeolo 56 key tenor-treble, raised metal ends, Metal Buttons,
  12. Do you have permission from the SA to sell these Les? AL HallelujahAl. Please see my posting on Teaching and Learning. Regards, Lesfix
  13. Having studied law for many years, I would naturally not wish to do anything unethical. Similarly, it would not seem quite right to have to reveal all my sources. Suffice it to say that I merely requested and received permission to photocopy a limited number of each of the tutors. Thus eletronic means was not an issue. Whilst I am "komputar littterate" too many breakdowns still occur in this infant medium - I still cherish the printed word! You see I live in Gloucester, U.K., (birthplace of Sir Charles Wheatstone) where the Government Commuications Headquarters (remember the Gen. Belgrano
  14. I have available professionally produced, spiral bound, lay flat, copies of the Salvation Army Tutors, for both English and Triumph (Crane) Concertinas. 12 Great British Pounds, including p & p U.K., or 15 GBP world wide. Cheques to L. Branchett, 25 Spa Road, Gloucester, GL1 1UY, England.
  15. I have available professionally produced , spiral bound, lay flat, copies of the Salvation Army Tutors, for both English and Triumph (Crane) Concertinas. 12 Great British Pounds including, p & p U.K., or 15 GBP worldwide. Cheques to L. Branchett, 25 Spa Road, Gloucester, GL1 1UY, England.
  16. If it is a very old concertina, it could well be an old Salvation Army instrument. Their crest is a crown on a sun, generally with a scroll underneath saying "The Salvation Army". If you google "Salvation Army Crest" there are several examples of what it looks like, though an older one may not look quite so sophisticated. Just a thought, it may be helpful. lesfix
  17. I regularly play a 1856 Wheatstone treble. Green bellows, etc. steel buttons, brasas reeds. Sweet mellow instrument. Lesfix I also play a similar instrument. Gregdav
  18. Wheatstones from the 1850's I regularly play a 1856 Wheatstone treble. Green bellows, etc. steel buttons, brasas reeds. Sweet mellow instrument. Lesfix
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