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Anglo Aeola Concertina, 40 Keys In C/g By Wheatstone

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Anglo Aeola concertina by Wheatstone in C/G with 40 keys including a drone button giving C in both directions plus an air button. The instrument is tuned to A440 with 8 fold bellows supplied with a lined hard case. The righthand frame is stamped R 7a, indicating that this is a model 7a, i.e. Aeola. Wheatstone sales ledger SD04 confirms that this is a 7a, and gives a sale date of 8 April 1972.

The bellows bear an internal label "Vervaadig dear: Wimpie croukamp 012 3794601" and an inscription 1/4/0003. This may be Dutch or Afrikaans. This label may confirm that the bellows have been replaced at some time, as possibly implied by the bellows being 8 fold rather than 6.

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/192029103261?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

 

Reason for sale - too complicated for my small brain! I ams also selling a bass viol, tenor shawm and a quartet of cornamusen (if I am permitted to mention these).

 

I am in the north-west of England if anyone wishes to "try before you buy".

 

I will to course make a donation to concertina.net in the event that the ultimate buyer first learnt about the instrument on this site. I should have listed this instrument on this site first, but I have already listed it on Ebay.

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Quote: "Vervaadig dear: Wimpie croukamp 012 3794601" and an inscription 1/4/0003.

 

Wimpie Croukamp was a concertina repairman in South Africa. The inscription is in Afrikaans and it refers to the date the replacement bellows were made...possibly in 2003.

 

Good luck with the sale.

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Thanks for that information Ben.

 

I was playing concertina in South Africa around 1979 to 1981, and there was quite a strong interest in the instrument. There was even a 2 hour radio programme of concertina music every Saturday afternoon.

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Resisted following validation of model number and correction of statement about the bellows.

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