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Hi, I am looking to figure out the maker of this little wooden concertina, I found it 2nd hand and I would love to fix it, The bellows seem in good condition, but there is something rattling around inside that I would like to get out. Some of the buttons were pushed in when I got it and I have some of them out... have 4 more to go. There is a metal emblem that is partially there on one side. the letters end in what look like **ontali,?? or **owtali ?? I can't find a maker anywhere...ending in those letters. Help!! Its rough, but I love it...my mom dabbled on the accordion when I was a kid and this reminds me of that.
I just inherited a C. Jeffries concertina which was originally purchased by my great grandfather. After doing a little bit of research, I realize that this is one of the higher end, more desirable ones but that's where my knowledge ends. It's in it's original state, not restored and is stored in its original leather case. It does show some signs of wear but not bad at all for something that's probably 100 years old or so. It still plays and all the keys seem to work. I know photos will help with the answer to this question, but in general, is it worth it to have it restored before trying to sell it, or should I attempt it as is? What's the value (ballpark) for it restored, or in it's current condition? Thanks in advance for your advice, Gary