Navalair Posted February 6, 2010 Share Posted February 6, 2010 I have a concertina, previously owned by my great grandfather, who migrated from UK to Ontario. I have absolutely no knowledge about, or ability to play this instrument. A young son took it out of the rosewood box some years ago, then jammed it back in, with the thumbscrews not in the slot. The bellows were torn removing it from the box again. In ignorance I recently took it to a local person, who claimed years of experience repairing bellows (on accordians). He patched it with some kind of yellow tape which sealed the bellows allowing operation. The concertina has 48 buttons. The labeling on one side says: C Wheatstone Inventor 20 Conduit St Regent St London A serial number on the other side is 1343. Can anyone provide advise about the following: Is it worth getting repaired properly? Is there a repair person in BC Canada that you know about? Alternatively, where would I send the instrument for repair? Pictures below. Thank you for any info you may provide. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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