Mike Jones Posted November 23, 2017 Share Posted November 23, 2017 I picked this up cheaply on an on-line auction recently. The style of fretwork behind the palm rest looked familiar together with the rusty riveted steel action. But I've not seen one with such minimal fretwork on the ends nor this size and shape of the reeds and shoes in a Jones before. My inference is that, if a Jones, it is likely to be before he introduced his broad reeds thus pre-1880. Can anyone confirm this or give me a positive ID (and a likely date range as well?). The number stamped into the woodwork inside is 1632 on both ends of reed pans and bellows frames. It has wood screws going down into the bellows frame (two of which are sheared), Mahogany action pan, 7mm diameter bone buttons, 27mm long, of which the last 7mm form the location pin. The internal cover to the fretwork appears to be genuine white leather like very fine bookbinding leather (I have a friend who is a bookbinder) and not the usual fabric used by Lachenal et al. The palm rests are of square form without the more usual dome shape on top and hend in by two rusty steel dome-headed wood screws. The bellows are brown leather with dot and cross pattern end papers. Unfortunately, although it has not been too badly treated (it appears to be complete) there are no labels. I would post more pictures if it were not for the forum size limitation, but can send more directly if anyone wants some, so PM me if you do. Many thanks in anticipation Mike Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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