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Imhof & Mukle

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Dear C.netters,

I have just received a rather battered 20b rosewood Anglo with brass reeds, numbered keys and a 'makers' label for Imhof & Mukle, 547 Oxford Street, London.

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The concertina is #16745 and looks like an early Lachenal (Louis?).  I&M seem to have been famous makers of Orchestrions and Barrel Organs but I haven't been able to find anything about their concertina dealing activities. They don't seem to appear in any list of known dealers.......has anyone else seen a concertina with their label?

Neil

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I have seen the following labels of dealers (not including Lachenal itself):

Labels of 11 separate dealers on 28 duet Lachenals

Labels of 69 separate dealers on 221 English Lachenals

Labels of 73 dealers on 333 Anglo Lachenals

Of course, some dealers are in both or all three dealer lists.

But I have never seen an Imhof & Mukle label before.

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Not to draw any conclusions but doesn't the label look rather crudely snipped out of a larger piece, say with scissors?  Would a maker or dealer be so careless with their Mark?

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