Jump to content

Lachenal Serial No. 74298

Recommended Posts

Unfortunately, you are gravitating very far astray with the estimation of the year of manufacture of your Lachenal Anglo concertina. The problem is with the so-called "confirmed" information in the Meredith piece at concertina.net.


No. 74298 simply is not a serial number that is consistent with manufacture in the 1890s.


Your concertina was probably made in the 1880s--maybe the early-to-mid-1880s.


From the time of Elizebeth Lachenal's sale of the company under the name Louis Lachenal (circa 1873; henceforth, Lachenal & Co.) to the mid-1890s, Lachenal & Co. appears to have made over 100,000 Anglo concertinas (on the assumption that they used all or most of the sequential numbers in the Anglo serial number set). By the mid-1890s, the serial numbers of new Lachenal Anglo concertinas were above 140,000--nearly double your No. 74298.


More precise dating estimation to follow in the future.

Edited by Dowright
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Create New...