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Dating A Lachenal From The Serial Number

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17 minutes ago, Dowright said:

SETH,

Good job of your dating of No 33598. My two closest dates are next to each other--32620 (1894) and 32621 (March 1895), Given that they were making about 800 to 1000 per year in the mid-1890s, I will go with circa 1896.

 

Thanks much.

 To be honest I ,“did a good job of”, reading back through this forum looking for others within the range already asked about. ;)

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13 minutes ago, Seth said:

reading back through this forum l

 

I guess that's exactly what we call "doing a good job"...!

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On 6/3/2017 at 1:21 PM, Dowright said:

I should have indicated that, if you send me a serial number and description for your Lachenal concertina, I will gladly provide an approximate of the year of manufacture. It will be a while before I complete my article on Lachenal concertinas and the estimated manufacture dates.

can you date my lachenal & co 20 button / steel reeds number  15604  approx  will do. yours bobbobs

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43 minutes ago, bobbobs said:

and description

 

you seem to have missed (resp. underestimated) this point a bit 😁

 

(in this case I reckon: nummer of bellows folds, Mahogany or Rosewood, obvious replacements)

 

oh, and welcome to the forums!

 

best wishes - 🐺

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bobbobs,

If the number were 15604, it would have been made circa 1870. But if the number were 15604 it would have been labeled "Louis Lachenal" rather than "Lachenal & Co.
 

My guess is that you are missing the leading digit, a "1". If the number is 115604, it was made circa 1891.

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9 hours ago, Dowright said:

bobbobs,

If the number were 15604, it would have been made circa 1870. But if the number were 15604 it would have been labeled "Louis Lachenal" rather than "Lachenal & Co.
 

My guess is that you are missing the leading digit, a "1". If the number is 115604, it was made circa 1891.

 

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My thanks for your information ref  my lachenal  concertina by using a better light and more powerful magnifying glass I can see there is another number  almost hidden from veiw the full number is in fact   115604  just for the record is there any way I can get any more details just for myself. And if I needed to who  get it repaired in the future who would be the best people to contact .  Yours A Very happy man!!!  bobbobs. 

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