SteveS Posted April 27, 2014 Share Posted April 27, 2014 (edited) Here are some pictures of the Rock Chidley single action baritone (s/n 1552) I recently acquired. 43 buttons. The reeds appear to be made of nickel silver. One reed on the right hand side appears out of place - it looks like it has been professionally moved - but it's a high pitched reed stuck in amongst the baritone reeds. I need to work out the key layout for this instrument to see what's going on here. The hand writing appears to indicate dates of 1850 (or 1860) and 1869 - along with an address - 37 Praed Street, Paddington (is this Jeffries' address?). The bellows are split and will need to be repaired. Ends rosewood. The woodwork is in reasonable condition - the fretwork is broken in places. Given its age, it's reasonably clean inside. There is no maker's mark - but the fretwork and action indicate that it's most likely by Rock Chidley. Edited April 27, 2014 by SteveS Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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