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Greetings, A few years ago I was given this 34 button C/G anglo. It came with what looks to me like its original wooden box, minus the carrying handle and key. The instrument belonged to my great-great grandfather, who lived in east London sometime in the second half of the XIXth century. As you can see from the photos, instrument is in pretty good nick, considering no-one must have played it for many decades. It is pretty much in tune, although a couple of reeds buzz and the two buttons at the treble end of the right-hand side accidentals row don't produce any sound. Apart from that, the straps need replacing as the leather is very nearly worn through where they go through the brass loop at the end of the hand rest. As far as the layout goes, I haven't been able to find a layout that matches exactly. One feature that I have heard is a bit unusual is a low C drone button on the left hand I haven't opened the instrument yet, although I will once I have mustered up the courage. There are no markings of any kind that I can see on the outside, the metal facing on the right hand end has an oval window, but unlike other concertinas I have seen, there is no label in it. Does anybody know who the manufacturer could be?
Need some help identifying & dating my recent acquisition. Looking at the resources on the web I think this is an early Nickolds or Jones 20 button Anglo. Mid 1850’s? Features: wooden lever wind valve. C/G, Will play but has some air leaks. 5 fold dark green leather bellows, w/ gold cross and dot papers. Brass reed plates stamped with note. Steel reed? Ebblewhite dealer label. Does it hurt the value on a concertina like this if it is restored? Thanks
Angellinabella posted a topic in General Concertina DiscussionThe file size is too big. How else can i get pics on here?