Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
saguaro_squeezer

Lachenal Tuning Bellows on ETSY

Recommended Posts

Lachenal Tuning Bellows.  I've seen these on ETSY for a while and thought that they might be of interest to someone here.  Have heard of them but never seen a set until this one.  I have no relationship to the seller.

 

https://www.etsy.com/listing/677779475/lachenal-concertina-portable-sounding?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=concertina+instrument&ref=sr_gallery-1-29&organic_search_click=1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Selling for $448? That seems crazy. You could buy a working Lachenal for less than half that and easily make your own tuning bellows. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Even more ridiculous price since they're missing one of the reed holding plates and yet are described as in "very good condition"!

 

Alex West

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I wonder if the "value" of this item is not as a modern tool, but as an antique special item from the historic Lachenal factory.

This is probably the kind of tuning bellows, along with a test concertina, that the great Tommy Williams would have used when he was a freelance tuner for Lachenal,

as described in his famous interview and recordings, where he says they told him his tuning was too good.

While I would not pay $448 for it, especially with one reed plate missing, it is a genuine piece of concertina making history

that might be worth bidding something for.

 

RJ

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You can buy the plates on this forum for 10£ and add them to your own bellows.

 Bill has them laser-cut.  I just got some in the mail last week.

 

 

Seth

34E43A18-EA7E-4838-B267-4964A7C7CEE8.jpeg

Edited by Seth

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ridiculous price on ETSY. I have a Lachenal tuning bellows that I will sell for US$150 plus shipping. There are two types of Lachenal tuning bellows--single set of tuning slots and double sets of tuning slots. Mine has a single set of tuning slots. As someone indicated, they are very handy when doing some tweaking of an instrument. If interested, please send me a private message.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

20190923_120505.thumb.jpg.86b3e7e5469cca6ab1f42e88df58bc08.jpg

Mr Francis paid 12/6 (twelve shillings and sixpence) in 1905 (around 76 pounds now). Same for the leather box for his concertina. It came in a hexagonal box like a concertina box.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, inventor said:

Hi  Seth, "Bill" who ?

Inventor.

 

Bill Crossland

Share this post


Link to post
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.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...