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  1. Barry Your Lachenal concertina was made in or around 1905.
  2. David, No 70510 Circa 1882 Tealeaf, No 147438 Circa 1896
  3. Lachenal No. 7103 (circa 1867) 20-key in C/G 4 7/8 inches across flat hexagonal rosewood ends Bone buttons Steel reeds 6-fold green leather bellows with decorative papers "M & Co" in fretwork (Metzler & Co. of 37 Great Marlborough Street, London--a major retailer of Lachenal concertinas from the earliest days onward.) There are some hairline cracks in the fretwork, but of no consequence. The fretwork is absolutely stable, because the fretwork on each side is backed by an adhering baffle. If anything, the minor cracks add charm. In a soft gig bag (see photo) and comes with a very unusual item--its original hexagonal cardboard box. Appraised for US $2500 in 2018. For sale for US $1500 plus $100 shipping/insurance. Payment by bank draft or personal check in the US; bank draft only from outside the US. I do not use PayPal. If interested, please send a personal message and also indicate your interest in a "Reply" to this posting.
  4. Suzie, Anglo No. 155207 circa 1897 Peter T', English No. 58110 circa 1922 The serial number is NOT No. 68110 . The numbering of English system Lachenals ended around 60700. The only higher number that I have seen is No. 87733--but that was an erroneous stamping. Klandfors, Anglo No. 98033 circa 1887 Conzertino, English No. 44289 circa 1905 Paul Read, Anglo No. 197472 circa 1926 Dave Pratie, Sorry, but I have no additional information about Dixon Brothers in Philly Vaudeville.
  5. Dave Pratie, Maccann No 1876 - circa 1898 (Bill of sale for No 1819 dated 8 February 1898) Maccann No 2184 - circa 1902 (And it was used by the Dixon Brothers in Vaudeville in Philadelphia) Robin Tims, No. 23681 - circa 1873. (Right at the crossover from "Louis Lachenal" to "Lachenal & Co." No. 21287 is a 20 key with Louis Lachenal label; No. 24786 is a 22-key with a Lachenaal & Co. label).
  6. Squeezebox", No 49427 circa 1878 (I have a receipt for No. 46951 dated 1 January 1878) No 142125 circa 1895 (receipt for No. 140871, October 1895) I would appreciate descriptions of them, beyond just Anglo--number of keys, wood/metal fret, bone/metal buttons, steel/brass reeds, number of bellows folds.
  7. Sorry for the typo. No 15584 is circa 1870 instead of 1890. No. 55936 is circa 1914.
  8. Paul, 15584 c 1890 27590 c 1887 30566 c 1891 36733 c 1898 52313 c 1911 57494 c 1919 57544 c 1919 57970 c 1920 58748 c 1921 167221 c 1899
  9. Christian, No. 59204 circa 1923 No. 39818 circa 1897 Paul, No. 151369 1896
  10. Robert, Please look again. The serial number of 6880 seems to be incorrect, either because the lead digit is "4" or less or the number is only 688. I have one Maccann listing of 48718, but I believe the last 8 is a mis-stamp and should not be there at all. Otherwise, the highest Maccann number is 4924, and the highest for Cranes is 4960.
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