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Any idea when this Lachenal 30 key anglo was made please?

 

Serial No:  50477

 

Rosewood ends, steel reeds, bone buttons.

 

Thanks,

 

Mike

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3 hours ago, Mike Hulme said:

Any idea when this Lachenal 30 key anglo was made please?

 

Serial No:  50477

 

This thread may point you in the right direction. I think that some of the (outdated?) information referenced in that thread

points to about 1885-1895? I'm not an expert - maybe some-one with more knowledge than me will chip in...

 

Roger

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I estimate that it was made circa 1878. The closest "marker" that I have is No 46951,  a 20 key Anglo with handwritten "Bought at Wallis Warehouse, 1 Jan 1878". Lachenal was making about 5200 Anglos per year in that period.

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Thanks for the info. There are no internal markings on the pans, which were cleaned when the bellows were replaced. It is in remarkably good condition for a 140 year old instrument.

 

Mike

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