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  1. This weird (eg air button connecting to a reed!) beast has just been sold for £450! Please, if the new owner is on C.net, put us out of our misery and reveal what is inside it !
  2. It’s certainly a weird beast. Did German makers ever use riveted posts?
  3. Re the above discussion about Swan concertinas http://nose-flute.blogspot.com/2012/10/more-about-swan.html Neil
  4. I suppose that complexity in the action allows for simplicity in the ends? ......don’t use simple Lachenalesque rods and hoop pivots, because then the button holes have to be accurate?
  5. Stephen, Yes, it was your excellent PICA article that 'peeked' my interest! Well done tracking down Lizzie Ireland. Do you have any idea what this 'Concertina Depot' is in the top right label (NB the 'Wheatsone' print is appearing from the label below)? Between the inner and outer bases the box there were scrunched up pages of a Daily Telegraph supplement on the Anglo-Argentine exhibition dated February 1931. I suppose all that we can say is the to and fro mailing started after 1931.
  6. I recently bought a 20b Jones Anglo that came in a softwood box, within this cardboard box. Peeling back the labels, it appears that Miss Ireland in Clitheroe had received the Jones from Barker Son & Heins, who received a concertina from the 'Concertina Depot' which I suspect was a trade name for Joseph Astley, who had taken delivery of a concertina from Wheatstone!
  7. 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
  8. Eddystone, This sounds intriguing.......can you post photos of the concertina and the ‘mysterious’ reed?.......maybe on a new thread?
  9. 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
  10. Dear MIke, That is brilliant, many thanks. Could you possibly email me on neil.gibbs@manchester.ac.uk ? best regards, Neil
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Stephen, There is a large thread on this subject here: Hope that this helps, Neil
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