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Where can I buy a set of hand straps appropriate for an old Lachenal anglo? I have not been involved in concertina world for a while. Button Box doesn't seem to show any. Concertina Connection has some but click on buy is a dead end. Ebay is dubious. Can someone recommend a quality source? I'm used to what I had on a Dipper restored Jeffries.

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27 minutes ago, Erik Murray said:

Where can I buy a set of hand straps appropriate for an old Lachenal anglo? I have not been involved in concertina world for a while. Button Box doesn't seem to show any. Concertina Connection has some but click on buy is a dead end. Ebay is dubious. Can someone recommend a quality source? I'm used to what I had on a Dipper restored Jeffries.

 

Where are you?

 

If in the U.K., send one the old straps to (for example) Nigel Sture at Concertinas U.K.  and he will use it as a template to cut new straps.

I think that any of the other fettlers will provide the same service (eg: https://concertina-spares.com/). If you are elsewhere (North America

for example), one of your 'local' fettlers will do the same. Contact them first though, to make sure...

 

Roger

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I'm in Florida, USA.  The instrument has no straps on it. I'll make some from alligator if necessary but I hoped something more or less standard that works with the known makers typical arrangement would be available. I can modify as necessary.

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14 minutes ago, Erik Murray said:

I'm in Florida, USA.  The instrument has no straps on it.

 

Ah! that's a slight problem. Have a look at this list and see if any of the outfits listed there might be able to help.

These straps are pretty much a standard(ish) size, so you might be able to buy them 'off the shelf'? This outfit

(https://concertina-spares.com/) seem to do 'em 'off the shelf'.

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10 minutes ago, Erik Murray said:

Good leads there, thank you.

 

My pleasure - all part of the service...

 

The alligator-hide straps sound pretty cool. We don't have that many alligators here in Manchester, though I used to

know a man who found a crocodile on a cricket pitch in about 1960 (this is a true story)...

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2 hours ago, lachenal74693 said:

We don't have that many alligators here in Manchester...

 

I seem to recall your being at home in Brixham, Roger 

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4 hours ago, Wolf Molkentin said:

I seem to recall your being at home in Brixham, Roger 

 

I returned to God's country - the North-West of England - far too many pesky alligators in Brixham...

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2 hours ago, lachenal74693 said:

 

I returned to God's country - the North-West of England - far too many pesky alligators in Brixham...

 

Indeed - had already pictured you on board the Pilgrim on a sea of alligators 😎

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Let me know if you still need some.........I have some I have no need of that I was gifted and can send you.

       No cost to you but send the shipping to Paul who graciously runs this show !

Robin

 

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If you want someone in the US, Greg Jowaisas may be able to help - I have purchased handstraps from him before.  You should be able to contact him via private message here or at  gjowaisas@insightbb.com 

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