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  1. This is a very rare Wheatstone Maccann duet, 79 buttons (correct me if I miscounted) with raised metal ends. Not sure if it can be considered an “Aeola” but it is an 8-sided one, possibly one of the earliest Maccann duets of this size (serial number 24303). The lowest note is C2 and the highest is B6. It is being sold for restoration, it is hardly playable as it is right now, though the bellows themselves are in good condition. It has had a tough life, the photos speak for themselves. It would need a new action board as the original ones have been replaced with metal boards at some point. Could do with new frames too while we’re there… The rest of the components are there, including the aluminium-framed reeds (steel). The raised metal ends are not in bad condition. The left reed pan needs new gasket. It could be used as a source of spares, though given its rarity it’d be sad not to restore and bring it back to fully working order. It would have been a top-notch beast when it left the factory some 120 years ago. Unfortunately this would be quite an expensive job, hence I’m selling it (plus I’m not a duet player), but I’m sure someone will be willing to invest the necessary. Price is £600 + shipping. I’m located in South Yorkshire (UK) currently. I could consider a trade in for an steel-reeded english concertina. More photos available on private message. Thanks.
  2. Wheatstone 56-key treble English system Aeola, with nickel-plated metal ends and ebony trim, #23111 and made about 1902. One of the earliest octagonal Aeolas, with the bell-shaped fretwork and red pads that are typical of the early metal-ended Wheatstones. Newly tuned to A-440. With its original black leather case.
  3. Hi All, My latest Tassey Tiger, with metal ends. I call it a 51/2 inch, but the way I have inserted the metal blew it out to nearly 5 3/4 inch. I eventually got the gold leaf (well in this case, silver leaf) skill under the belt. At some stage I will get a Youtube clip up of someone playing it. The metal ends certainly add a lot to the volume and spread of tones, compared to the wooden instruments, but they required a change in construction; so the instrument's weight, with the higher box, longer screws and buttons and the extra weight of the metal, and thicker box frames added 200 grams over the wooden ended instruments, to bring the instrument to 1.3kg. P.S. Nickel silver (German Silver) is not very kind to scroll saw blades. All the best, David
  4. I am selling a Colin Dipper, Co Clare model, 31 button Anglo C/G concertina. It has metal ends and plays with a very bright, forceful sound. It measures 5 5/8” across the flats. The slightly smaller size makes it feel great to hold and to play. It is very responsive and is not a concertina for the timid. It is about 12 years old. I bought it from Wally Carroll a year ago. I love the instrument but I have other pressing needs. It is a Jeffries layout with the very worthwhile F# press on the right accidental row (in place of one of the C# buttons). This makes an otherwise difficult E-F#-G triplet easy to accomplish. The right hand F# press makes the Dipper a joy when playing otherwise challenging tunes that call for an F# press. My understanding is that Colin uses this feature on his Cotswold models as well as when it is specifically ordered. The concertina comes in a custom-made, fitted Dipper case, enclosed by a sheepskin-lined waterproof Cavallaro zippered case-cover (over $100). The Dipper case is like new, beautifully made and lined, and is worth the extra protection. In addition to being custom-made for this concertina, the case has a secret trap-door compartment in the bottom of the case. I won’t post a picture of this feature because then it wouldn’t be a secret. At the time Wally estimated its value at at well over $7,000, not including the case. I am asking for $7,800 including shipping in the USA. I have enjoyed playing this and I am reluctant to sell it but events dictate otherwise.
  5. Rare H Boyd Concertina with case for sale. Purchased in 1999 from Chris Algar of Barleycorn Concertinas. Have handwritten invoices and notes from Chris to Gene. Concertina has metal ends with H Boyd in the metal work on the end. Label says Lechenal & Co, Patent Concertina, Manufacturers, London. 48 metal buttons, metal ends, 5 folds. No professional work done on the concertina since purchase in 1999. Concertina played by Gene, my late husband until 2006. Serial # 45843 pictured. Gene understood it was made in 1890. Kept in case, in heated and airconditioned home. Listed on http://www.ebay.com/itm/191654066174?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649 PayPal payment only. See Post #48 for detailed description of instrument by Cnet member Lawrence Reeves.
  6. Hi. I have inherited a black, 6 fold, metal ended C/G Anglo with bone or ivory buttons. No makers name but one handle has "Steel Reed" on it, and on the side what looks like the Lachenal trade mark. It says ENGLISH MAKE and TRADE MARK as well. Inside is a paper label with 170252. I inherited it from my grandfather, who was born in 1890 in Kent (UK), He died in 1971 but I have only recently gained it. I remember him playing it when I was young, and he talked about walking up and down Gravesend prom playing it as a teenager. If its a Lachenal the "formula" makes it 1890 -same age as him. Seems likely? It worked (mostly) when I got it back last year and I had it "serviced" by a local accordian expert here in Poland, where it now lives. I can play it -sort of, using an old book I got (price 2/6d) as a child. Help? Its NOT EVER for sale, but I would like to confirm its origins to insure it
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