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Odd One On Ebay


Daniel Hersh
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As promised, here is the response from the vendor - I have their permision to post to post it on C.net. They are in the process of posting 'inside' shots on the Ebay listing.

 

This concertina belonged to my father, Ron Nurse, who lived in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. He died in February of this year. I don't know if he made all of the concertina, but I know he made some of it. He definitely crafted all the leatherwork and did the hand-tooling. He was a book binder and a carpenter and did a fair bit of wood carving, so I don't know if he carved the ends too. He used to repair and restore concertinas for Chris Algar owner of Barleycorn Concertinas near Stoke-on-Trent (he has a website). Other than that, I can't tell you any more, sorry. It is a lovely little concertina - it may not have a long history, but one can see the craftsmanship in it. It looks hand-made and in my opinion, this only increases it's attractiveness.
Kind regards
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I suspect the name Ron Nurse will be known to some members of this community, and others of us may well be playing instruments he has worked on. Sad that this instrument has come to market by way of bereavement.

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