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Rare historical concertina?

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I was reading a book of poems to my younger brother when I came across a picture of what seems to be a rare seven-sided ten-button Anglo. The age is uncertain but the ends and bellows look possibly German. Any suggestions?

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Rick Epping's Grandad?

 

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17 hours ago, Squeezebox Of Delights said:

I was reading a book of poems to my younger brother when I came across a picture of what seems to be a rare nine-sided ten-button Anglo. The age is uncertain but the ends and bellows look possibly German. Any suggestions?

 

You'd better count again, I make that SEVEN sides, and though extremely rare, such concertinas were made in Germany - and I've got a 20-key one in my collection. It's on exhibition, with more of my instruments, at the OaC in Miltown Malbay, and is at bottom right in this photo:

 

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At top left there's a rare 10-key hexagonal one, whilst on the lower shelf there are two 10-key rectangular ones (the original form of the German concertina).

 

 

 

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7 hours ago, Stephen Chambers said:

 

You'd better count again, I make that SEVEN sides, and though extremely rare, such concertinas were made in Germany

 

Oops- I suppose my mind was probably in a different place. I’ll edit it ASAP. Interesting about those concertinas, though. I was trying to be funny and was not expecting to actually be right... !

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Oskar

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Stephen, what's the bellows geometry on the (Florentine?) instrument , second top left?

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13 hours ago, wunks said:

Stephen, what's the bellows geometry on the (Florentine?) instrument , second top left?

 

The bellows are 5-sided, whilst I think the shape is maybe more like that of a fancy German shield.

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