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1927 64 Button Aeola For Sale

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I don't see a serial number in the listing.

 

How about 31372? http://www.horniman.info/DKNSARC/SD02/PAGES/D2P0650S.HTM

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Looks like 31372 to me.... cross posted with Greg..ha ha

 

Thanks, guys. I can see it now in one of the images. For some reason the images weren't scrolling for me earlier, so I didn't realize it was there.

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That's an interesting page in the ledgers, with a number of high-end instruments with tortoise-shell, amboyna, gold fittings, extended range - even a Crane duet and a Piccolo. Here:

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That's an interesting page in the ledgers, with a number of high-end instruments with tortoise-shell, amboyna, gold fittings, extended range - even a Crane duet and a Piccolo. Here:

 

Yes, indeed! There seem to be a few pages like that... e.g., this one.

 

I'm particularly curious as to whether that Crane still exists. If I read it rightly, it's "tortoiseshell", with 56 buttons, and at 9½" is the same size as my 56-button Aeola bass English. So I'm guessing that it's an octave lower than a standard Crane. And I wonder what sort of music it was used for.

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My baritone tort is no 31660 it is a lightweight with alloy reed frames and gold fittings , purchased circa 1978.

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That's interesting! Both that tort TT and my tort BT ( no 33236 ) have alloy reed-frames. My tort treble ( no 31205 ) has brass frames.

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