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Patrick Brown

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To be honest, I'm not sure myself. I had to allow for the cost of repair when working out my top price, because I very much wanted to restore it to playing condition and then learn to play it. I have a sneaking suspicion that this won't now happen, and that it will end up a museum piece. I hope I'm wrong. sad.gif

 

Chris

 

Reading this prompted some questions I have about people who collect concertinas.

Do most, if not all, concertina collectors play the concertina? And in these collections,

are they generally treated to get them into playing condition or are they maintained close to there original?

I know the that the Horniman has concertinas and I think the V&A has some also.

Does anyone know their approach to them? Are there any other museums that collect?

I think this dichotomy of thought between usage and maintaince of the original workmanship is really interesting.

 

patrick

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