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  1. Randy, You May already have this 30b Anglo ( 190530 ) on your radar.....it has some great dating documentation. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/133506909058 Neil
  2. Eddystone, This sounds intriguing.......can you post photos of the concertina and the ‘mysterious’ reed?.......maybe on a new thread?
  3. Many thanks for your comments and the very kind offer of a further reed pan . I have received Mike’s pans and one fits perfectly with just one support block needing to be lowered. The other was marginally (<1mm on a couple of edges) too large but this has sanded down and now fits. No trouble with warping. So far so good with all the pad holes seeming to line up with the reed chambers. I will report back when the original reeds are (hopefully) fitted. At this stage it seems that Henry Ford could have learned something from Louis Lachenal (& Co) when it comes to transferable parts! Neil
  4. Dear MIke, That is brilliant, many thanks. Could you possibly email me on neil.gibbs@manchester.ac.uk ? best regards, Neil
  5. I am trying to find a set of 'standard' 30b Lachenal C/G Anglo reed pans (without the reeds). I have acquired a late model Anglo that has good steel reeds but was obviously a bespoke job for someone with very eclectic requirements in the layout department. To paraphrase a well-known (UK) comedy sketch 'the reeds are all there but not necessarily in the right order' ! I don't have the right tools or skills to make new reed pans but would be able to adjust an existing set to fit the concertina. I would be most interested to hear if anyone has a suitable set of reed pans that they would consider selling. many thanks, Neil
  6. Good evening, I am trying to find a set of 'standard' 30b Lachenal C/G Anglo reed pans (without the reeds). I have acquired a late model Anglo that has good steel reeds but was obviously a bespoke job for someone with very eclectic requirements in the layout department. To paraphrase a well-known (UK) comedy sketch 'the reeds are all there but not necessarily in the right order' ! I don't have the right tools or skills to make new reed pans but would be able to adjust an existing set to fit the concertina. I would be most interested to hear if anyone has a suitable set of reed pans that they would consider selling. many thanks, Neil
  7. I have just opened up a 26b Lachenal Anglo and found an unusual inked stamp (see photo) . A bit of Googling suggests that J.V Redington may be this gentleman: https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/an-irishman-s-diary-1.377416 https://kilmacudcrokes.com/hurling/jim-redington-rip I am not sure whether the concertina was owned by Mr Redington .....or maybe repaired by him and any further information that C.netters may have would be of interest. Neil
  8. Stephen, There is a large thread on this subject here: Hope that this helps, Neil
  9. Dear Randy, Many thanks for the dating of this Anglo. The c1874 date fits in with the concertina not having the 1878/9 reed trademark. Best regards, Neil
  10. A. Resident? More likely you meant E.I.N. Weiterer = A.N. Other... Steven, You are absolutely right! German was never a strong point! Neil
  11. So the maker is E.I.N. Wieterer.........?
  12. Thanks Steven. Do we have any clue about the maker? The 'half-body' reed plates seem to be unique ?
  13. Stephen, Many thanks for your sage words, diagnosis and the link to a thread that I failed to find. Do you think that the German manufacturer had access to Nickolds parts or just copied them?
  14. Dear C.netters, I recently bought this strange little beast. Despite being pretty well built, having full bone buttons and a metal action, I don't think that it is English. This is supported by the reed blocks and the very odd reed chamber set up. "German", I hear you cry but the pencil marks on the Left and Right ends are 8 B (?) and 8 G respectively. G for left hints French but the B on the right, unless I am misreading it, doesn't. The action pivots also look as if they have been lifted from a Nickolds. I would be very interested to hear if anyone has come across a concertina like this before. Thanks, Neil
  15. Dear Randy, Could I perhaps also request a dating for a recently acquired, mahogany ended, brass reeded, 20 button Anglo #36768 ? Many thanks in advance, Neil
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