Jump to content

Lachenal English Dating Evidence


nkgibbs
 Share

Recommended Posts

Dear C.netters,

 

This concertina (#17642) is in auction at the moment with an invoice from Lachenal dated 11th January 1872 (see photo).

 

I hope that this may be useful for Lachenal dating?

 

Best regards,

Neil

 

post-937-0-79587100-1522140023_thumb.jpg

Edited by nkgibbs
Link to comment
Share on other sites

This is nice support for what I already had. I had dated No 17642 to 1872, but based on different information. I am impressed with Mike Pierceall's estimate based on such a simple formula.

But I would caution that the formula is unlikely to hold up for other Lachenal manufacturing periods, given the ups and downs of the level of Lachenal production..

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 months later...

It's a dark and stormy night, no one home but me (and the pups, the cat, the rabbit, and the horse) so I braved the autopsy of a Lachenal English I got from a luthier friend who was cleaning out.  It's stamped #21153 on all parts which I guess would date it around 1878.  It looks the same as the one above with box but four fold bellows.  

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...