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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