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Dating A Lachenal From The Serial Number


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I have just acquired a Lachenal English concertina no 32281.  It is a 48 button Tutor model (coloured and labelled buttons) with wooden ends and brass reeds.

From what has gone before, I am assuming a date of mid 1890's, but rather confusingly there is the following written inside:-

"To J Hutcher, South Africa.  5.3.03. Palmers Music Store, Kettering, England"

Any more information would be appreciated.

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7 hours ago, allan said:

I have just acquired a Lachenal English concertina no 32281.  It is a 48 button Tutor model (coloured and labelled buttons) with wooden ends and brass reeds.

From what has gone before, I am assuming a date of mid 1890's, but rather confusingly there is the following written inside:-

"To J Hutcher, South Africa.  5.3.03. Palmers Music Store, Kettering, England"

Any more information would be appreciated.

 

The data says early in 1894 for that one, so perhaps it was second-hand when it was sent to South Africa?

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16 hours ago, Stephen Chambers said:

 

The data says early in 1894 for that one, so perhaps it was second-hand when it was sent to South Africa?

Thank you for taking the trouble to reply - much appreciated. 

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Thanks Mike,

That shows that our estimates are fairly near in this region. The instrument could have been purchased from a dealer in the local area, and might have been sold to the owner a bit later than our estimate. But the details will be added to our database and taken into consideration next time we update our estimates.

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