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tartan

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About tartan

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    concertina manufacturing
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    Palm Beach Kwa Zulu Natal South Africa
  1. Hi Guys. When joining this forum I did not introduce myself. I got involved with concertinas some 6 years ago through a challenge. My friend Mr. R. who is a maestro at playing concertina and a perfectionist told me all about concertinas. Before that, never seen one, never held one, only had contempt for something I knew nothing about. He told me the price and delivery times of a Wheatstone/ Suttner etc. which is one of his 7 concertinas. The reason given for the slow delivery was the reed pans “soundboards." I’m Irish: Joiner / Cabinet maker by trade. Specialist in high spee
  2. WHEATSTONE 30 KEY HEXAGONAL 6 1/4. I RECEIVED PARTS FOR AN OLD WHEATSONE WHICH I WANT TO RESTORE TO A PLAYABLE CONDITION. HOWEVER THE SERIAL NUMBER WAS REMOVED WHEN MANY REPAIRS OR SPARES WERE NEEDED FOR OTHER JOBS. THE PRODUCTION NUMBER IS 892 STAMPED ON THE INSIDE OF THE KEYBOARD AND PENCILED ELSEWHERE. 1. BUTTONS ORIGINAL 4.5 MM DIAMETER IVORY SILVER CAPPED 50%. FELT WASHER AND FELT LININGS. 2. ACTION LEVERS WHEATSTONE BRASS. 3. ACTION PILLARS WHEATSTONE. 4. SPRINGS WHEATSTONE. 5. KEY BOARD BEACH LAM OR PLY. THERE ARE SOME 650 SERIAL NUMBERS OF KNOWN CONCERTINA
  3. REPLY TO KAAPENAAR IF YOU WANT TO MANUFACTURE YOU WILL NEED TO EVALUATE YOUR SKILLS. 1. BE GOOD AT GEOMETRY, DRAWING AND MEASUREMENTS. 2. YOU NEED EXCELLENT WOODWORKING SKILLS AND INVENTIVENESS TO MAKE MASTER COPIES AND JIGS AND ASSEMBLY BOARDS. (a)CUTTING AND MAKING BELLOWS CARDS, BUTTERFLIES AND DIAMONDS IN LEATHER. WOODWORKING SKILLS FOR MAKING BELLOWS FRAMES AND ACTION BOARDS, THE REED PAN i.e. THE SIGNBOARD AND KEYBOARD. THERE ARE MORE THAN 1500 PARTS IN A 40 KEY OCTAGONAL CONCERTINA. IF YOU ARE SERIOUS START BY STUDYING AND MAKING REEDS, GET YOUSELF A GOOD KORG TUNER AND
  4. THIS QUESTION IS FOR THE REED FUNDIES. HAS ANYONE MEASURED THE REEDS OF AN ANGLO-CHROMATIC NO A6 IN THE WHEATSTONE CATALOGUE 40 KEY? CAN ANYONE CONFIRM THE SLOT LENGTHS AND WIDTH OF BLADES? I MEASURED 16 SLOT LENGTHS USED OVER 80 NOTES AND THREE SLOT WIDTHS 2 MM 2.5 & 3 MM. I AM ONLY INTERESTED IN MEASUREMENTS FROM CONCERTINAS FROM THE 1950'S. NO A4 30 KEY MODEL A3 WILL ALSO WORK FOR ME. THE AMOUNT OF GRINDING OF THE BLADES HAS ALSO GOT ME SCRATCHING MY HEAD. IF THERE'S COMMENTS ON THE THICKNESS OF THE SPRING STEEL USED FOR THE BLADES I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR THEM. THROW IN YO
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