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    48key English Lachenal

    I would date 19082 as circa 1874, just after they changed from "Louis Lachenal" to "Lachenal & Co". This is the first Joseph-Highams labeled English Lachenal in my data. No. 19087 is another "Inimitable" purchased by Higham. Maybe he bought a bunch of these at the time. He later purchased more English and Anglo Lachenals.
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    Yet another Lachenal SN dating

    If the serial number were 51799, it would have been made circa 1878. No 46951 was sold in January 1878. I think they were making abour 5200 Anglos per year at that time. But it appears thay your number is 151799, which was made circa 1896. In the 1890s "heyday" of Lachenal Anglo production, they were making about 6500/year.
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    Dating A Lachenal From The Serial Number

    bobbobs, If the number were 15604, it would have been made circa 1870. But if the number were 15604 it would have been labeled "Louis Lachenal" rather than "Lachenal & Co. My guess is that you are missing the leading digit, a "1". If the number is 115604, it was made circa 1891.
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    48key English Lachenal

    I would appreciate the serial number so that I can estimate the year of manufacture.
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    Info on date of Lachenal

    Symjockey, No 85868 was made circa 1885.
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    Dating A Lachenal From The Serial Number

    SETH, Good job of your dating of No 33598. My two closest dates are next to each other--32620 (1894) and 32621 (March 1895), Given that they were making about 800 to 1000 per year in the mid-1890s, I will go with circa 1896.
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    How old is this Lachenal Anglo?

    No 101980 was made circa 1888.
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    Dating A Lachenal From The Serial Number

    Mindy, No. 100294 was made in circa 1887. No. 104739 was sold on 26 April 1888. At the time, Lachenal & Co was making about 5200 Anglos per year (about 17 per day of 310 annual work days).
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    Lachenal 56 Key Edeophone s/n 2654

    I estimate the year of manufacture of No. 2654 as circa 1907. I know that No. 1898 was sold on 8 Feb 1898. I also now that there is the date of 22 Feb. 1922 inside No 2622 and the date of 21 April 1917 inside No. 2882. But these dates are not dates for original sale, but rather are dates of repair/retuning. These repairs/retunings often came 8-15 years or even longer after the original purchase.
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    24 key C/G Anglo Lachenal/ Wallis date ?

    Francisco, See your other post. Circa 1906
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    Dating A Lachenal From The Serial Number

    No.147189 is from circa 1896.
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    26 buttons oncertina?

    Francisco, I estimate that No. 178403 was made in about 1908. The closest receipt of mine is a March 1906 bill of sale for an instrument in the 169000 range.
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    Dating A Lachenal From The Serial Number

    Mindy, Circa 1897. ("Arch, Davenport" bought No. 144430 in 1896) ,
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    Dating A Lachenal From The Serial Number

    Circa 1885. Steel or brass reeds?
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    (SOLD) 46 button Lachenal Maccann for sale

    Serial number?
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