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  1. I am reinventing the wheel here as I have just noticed that this same chap appears in a photo in Dan Worrall's 'The Anglo-German Concertina; A Social History' ! Neil
  2. Dear C.netters, Was watching a TV docudrama about the WW1 Armistice and this chap was involved in the subsequent celebrations in Paris. Neil
  3. Mike, It’s interesting that the accidental buttons are offset......another variation on the theme! Neil
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    24 key Lachenal?

    Edward, This post may be of interest....
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    Imhof & Mukle

    Wes, You are absolutely correct about the street naming and numbering.......see http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C818358 Not sure what the record is but seems to confirm things Neil
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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
  8. This 'Jones' recently sold on eBay...........it seems to bear all the hallmarks of a 'Tidder" ?? Neil
  9. 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
  11. 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
  14. Takayuki, Can you share photos of 5132,and 9126? Best wishes, Neil
  15. 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