captone Posted June 18, 2013 Share Posted June 18, 2013 Hello All, Please forgive the new topic, I did go through ALL the posts first. After another 40 years of use my C. Jeffries (29 Praed St.) 38 button Anglo is in need of an expert complete reconditioning. My friend bought it from Crabb who reconditioned it in about 1973. He then wore it out and made it unplayable before selling it to me some years later. I patched up the bellows, found some tempered bronze music wire and made all new springs, and used some soft leather to make new pad covers and some handles. For the work to be done, I would like to have someone who has already re-done a Jeffries or two do the job for obvious reasons. I was corresponding with a gentleman about 8 years ago who was experienced and recommended to do the work but he did not have the time for the job then. I have since moved several times and lost his contact information and all my notes on the subject. It is now to get it rebuilt. For the project, we are talking: New bellows and several end fasteners New reed pads and tuning New original style Jeffries handles and attachment/adjustment buckles and fasteners Replace at least 1 missing button and possibly the actuator arm. I believe the reed is still in place Adjustment of button height and action with stop pads and button guides as needed All gasketing Repair of cracked end covers Etc. Etc. I am located on the west coast of the US and while meaning no offense to the talent here in the States, I have in mind that I would send it to the UK where it was born and previously re-conditioned for the current work to be done. Your recommendations are valued and appreciated. Thank you. Rick C. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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