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Stephen,

You've got me! A Scholer no less! I'm sure everyone would love to see a pic or two (Certainly I would! :wub:)

 

I'll post a few internals of this Matusewich Special. The rivet action, reed shoes and reed work, bellows, alloy buttons and ply frames and action board all say "Crabb" to me.

 

Greg

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A Scholer no less! I'm sure everyone would love to see a pic or two (Certainly I would! :wub:)

 

Maybe not so common then... :unsure:

 

It's covered in red mother-of-toilet-seat and has only (maybe?) 36 keys. My guess is that they were probably made after Wheatstone's stopped doing the MayFairs (about 1960), and the actions look like they supplied them.

 

I'll dig it out and take some photos.

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A Matusewich made by....?

 

I've got a Matusewich made by Scholer, with a MayFair action - did you ever see one of those? (You'll probably tell me they're common where you are, but I've only heard of one other.)

 

Stephen,

You've got me! A Scholer no less! I'm sure everyone would love to see a pic or two (Certainly I would! :wub:)

 

I'll post a few internals of this Matusewich Special. The rivet action, reed shoes and reed work, bellows, alloy buttons and ply frames and action board all say "Crabb" to me.

 

Greg

 

 

A Scholer no less! I'm sure everyone would love to see a pic or two (Certainly I would! :wub:)

 

Maybe not so common then... :unsure:

 

It's covered in red mother-of-toilet-seat and has only (maybe?) 36 keys. My guess is that they were probably made after Wheatstone's stopped doing the MayFairs (about 1960), and the actions look like they supplied them.

 

I'll dig it out and take some photos.

 

I remember seeing a couple of those Mayfairish Englishes in New York back in the days when Boris was alive. I don't remember whether they had any badging -- Scholer, Matusewitch, or whatever, -- but at least one person who had one said he'd gotten it through Matusewitch.

 

However, on the one occasion I met Boris and spoke with him about concertinas (early 1970s), he was selling "real" concertinas, and he said that Crabb was making them for him, to his specs. Those specs, he said, included brass reed shoes, which he considered superior to aluminum. He also mentioned that Wheatstone had made instruments for him before Crabb, but he had turned to Crabb when Wheatstone closed.

 

That's fragmentary information, I know, but it's all I have. Maybe somebody else knows more? I wonder how many of Boris' former students are here on concertina.net.

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