Myrtle's cook Posted June 25, 2013 Share Posted June 25, 2013 Trawlers of Ebay will no doubt have spotted the six sided ‘Aeola’ with comma and dot fret work presently being offered by Chris Algar. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Extremely-Rare-Wheatstone-48-Key-Pinhole-Aeola-Concertina-for-Restoration-/251294689884?pt=UK_MusicalInstr_Keyboard_RL&hash=item3a8254aa5c#ht_237wt_962 It is numbered 23125, but does not seem to carry the ‘Aeola’ name marked on it as others do. The number is of some interest as it is just later than at least one 8 sided Aeola – that in the concertina museum - 23107 http://www.concertinamuseum.com/CM00082.htm This would suggest that for a short period both 6 and 8 sided ‘Aeolas’ were being produced, both with the ‘dot and comma’ fretwork (a result of outsourced manufacturing of concertinas and parts, or tapering in and out of old/new models perhaps?). Perhaps the absence of ‘Aeola’ marking on the six sided instrument presently offered on eBay points to the exclusive use of this branding for the eight sided instruments by this point. By coincidence another early Aeola is also on eBay at the moment, numbered as 23296. This has the more usual open fretwork – indicating perhaps the demise of ‘dot and comma’ by this period. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/330944973596?_trksid=p5197.c0.m619#ht_77wt_962 Do any C:netters know of further instruments that help refine this sequence or the disappearance of the six sided version? Or even better, if they have the missing Wheatstone ledger(s) for the period, share any of the information contained within! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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