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    Imhof & Mukle

    😮 Wow! It would of great interest to see a list these dealers in this thread? cheers, Neil
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    Imhof & Mukle

    Dear C.netters, I have just received a rather battered 20b rosewood Anglo with brass reeds, numbered keys and a 'makers' label for Imhof & Mukle, 547 Oxford Street, London. The concertina is #16745 and looks like an early Lachenal (Louis?). I&M seem to have been famous makers of Orchestrions and Barrel Organs but I haven't been able to find anything about their concertina dealing activities. They don't seem to appear in any list of known dealers.......has anyone else seen a concertina with their label? Neil
  3. This 'Jones' recently sold on eBay...........it seems to bear all the hallmarks of a 'Tidder" ?? Neil
  4. Dear C.netters, This concertina (#17642) is in auction at the moment with an invoice from Lachenal dated 11th January 1872 (see photo). I hope that this may be useful for Lachenal dating? Best regards, Neil
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    Another Ww1 Anglo

    Dear C.netters, I was looking at the Imperial war Museum online collection and found this WW1 Anglo........from the bellows papers it looks like a Jones with crudely replaced ends? It is ironic that the description of this exhibit in London are not as well documented as the WW1 concertinas held in the Australian War Museum and previously discussed here. Wishing all a a very merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Neil
  6. The serial number of this concertina is 17471 . Best wishes, Neil
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    Is This A Jones?

    The reason for asking about open screw slots on the reed clamp was that they seem to have mainly be used in various Nickolds. They, F.C. & Bros, also used a 'c' shaped pivot or a riveted, round section pivot, which is unlike the 'keyhole' pivots in Mike's or hielandman's photos. My money would therefore not be on Nickolds as a maker? All the best, Neil
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    Is This A Jones?

    Mike, Are the clamp bars holding the reeds onto the reed frames drilled with circular holes or are the ends of the clamps 'open' ? Hard to describe but have a look at http://www.concertinamuseum.com/Images/Concertinas_T-Series/D270g3b.jpg Neil
  9. Takayuki, Can you share photos of 5132,and 9126? Best wishes, Neil
  10. Many thanks for your replies. I haven't opened up the concertina yet so the serial number is still a mystery. Takayuki, I can't see whether the white keys are numbered in your photo? Best wishes, Neil
  11. Dear C.netters, I would be very interested to hear if anyone has come across a Louis Lachenal 30 button anglo like this before........? Best wishes, Neil
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    A Baffling Anglo - Confused Of Cheshire

    No, a Lachenal with the serial number 1958 would have been very early, and not have had the Lachenal reed trade mark on the rest because trede marks were not introduced until 1875 (and Lachenal's only applied for their reed one in 1878). Also the rests would have been long on an early one, like these, becoming shorter on later models. But I abandoned that hypothesis as soon as I learned that the serial number was rubber-stamped... Stephen, Don and David, Many thanks for your further comments. I have a Louis Lachenal 20b Anglo #1950 and can confirm that it has stamped, rather than inked serial numbers. It also has wire staple pivots, a softwood action board and lettered buttons. As you concluded, this Baffling Anglo (BA) doesn't look like a Lachenal. Just to confuse things, the BA pivot post looks like Fig 16 in Wheatstone's 1844 patent (interestingly refered to as a Bridge or Support; Keys are labelled as a Touch or Stop) which subsequently appeared on Lachenals. I associate Nickolds with 'cut out' reed clamps.......again, this doesn't seem to add up. If only they could talk as well as sing!! Cheers, Neil .
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    A Baffling Anglo - Confused Of Cheshire

    Stephen et al, I would be very interested to hear your diagnosis after seeing all the photos? Neil
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    A Baffling Anglo - Confused Of Cheshire

    Many thanks for all your interesting comments....I have taken John's Box advice... Please find higher resolution photos of this mysterious concertina here (I hope!). The rubber stamps, small on the reed pans and larger on the bellows' frames are really confusing and I would have thought, rule out Lachenal (Louis or & Co)? Neil
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    A Baffling Anglo - Confused Of Cheshire

    Dear Stephen and Nicx66, Many thanks for your comments. The serial numbers on the pans and bellow frames all match and seem to be made with a rubber stamp with blue/purple ink. The RHS versions are in exactly the same format as the LHS. I seem to have exceeded my image attachment limit on C.net so can't show you clearer photos; does anyone know how to solve this ? Thanks agin, Neil