Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
nkgibbs

Another Ww1 Anglo

Recommended Posts

Dear C.netters,

I was looking at the Imperial war Museum online collection and found this WW1 Anglo........from the bellows papers it looks like a Jones with crudely replaced ends?

 

It is ironic that the description of this exhibit in London are not as well documented as the WW1 concertinas held in the Australian War Museum and previously discussed here.

 

Wishing all a a very merry Christmas and Happy New Year,

Neil

Edited by nkgibbs

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was looking at the Imperial war Museum online collection and found this WW1 Anglo........from the bellows papers it looks like a Jones with crudely replaced ends?

 

It is ironic that the description of this exhibit in London are not as well documented as the WW1 concertinas held in the Australian War Museum and previously discussed here.

 

That's interesting (I have a 'tina probably used by a soldier in France in the early part of WWI). One point:

 

The IWM entry lists the buttons as ivory - more likely to be bone?

 

R

Edited by lachenal74693

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What is ironic about it Neil..?

 

nkgibbs,on 23 December said

It is ironic that the description of this exhibit in London are not as well documented as the WW1 concertinas held in the Australian War Museum and previously discussed here.
Edited by Chris Ghent

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

 

One point:

 

The IWM entry lists the buttons as ivory - more likely to be bone?

 

 

In the context of antique musical instruments, isn't "bone" just the Politically Correct word for ivory?

 

Cheers,

John

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One point:

 

The IWM entry lists the buttons as ivory - more likely to be bone?

 

In the context of antique musical instruments, isn't "bone" just the Politically Correct word for ivory?

 

No.

Actually ivory was rare and expensive. It would only have been used in deluxe instruments, if at all. In early deluxe concertinas, maybe. Later ones generally had metal buttons -- perhaps gold-plated, -- or maybe even glass buttons, like a couple of my Lachenals.

 

Bone -- from horses or cows? -- was commonly used, as it was easy to work with and no great loss if something went wrong and it had to be discarded.

 

And on an actual instrument, it shouldn't be difficult to tell the difference, since the two materials have different "grain" patterns.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

An early childhood memory going through the trenches in the museum, however, I do not remember the concertina. My musical tastes at the time were more Labyrinth-era Bowie. Very cool !

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×