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I recently acquired a 20b vintage concertina.   The label reads Barnett Samuel of 31 Houndsditch London.  I know they were not makers. I have read a fair bit of the history pages here and am almost certain it will be a Lachenal. The serial no is 16946.    The reeds are steel on brass mounts which are drilled not slotted.   The palm rests don’t have any trade mark stamps.      The guy who sold it had anecdotal evidence that it had been purchased in 1885 and came to Australia in 1889 but there was no documentation of this. 

I am not too fussed about finding the make date as we know that is problematic but it is old and needs to be preserved. I would like to verify that it is a Lachenal.    Now I will try to post a pic or two but my computer skills are not good.

Cheers and thanks for this wonderful pool of knowledge. Gerry




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Yes thanks Dowright they are indeed steel. I might add it is in at the moment getting a new set of pads & felt bushes throughout.   So I have to wait a little longer before I start.    Will be worth it though. G

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