Rod Pearce Posted November 26, 2021 Share Posted November 26, 2021 (edited) I had raised this post as a continuation of an earlier thread entitled Making A Brass Reed For An Antique English Concertina , but it has become overshadowed. So I am raising it as a new thread in its own right in the hope of attracting further responses. I am interested in having a go at making some new brass reed tongues to replace several broken ones in a Lachenal 48 key English, but I don't know what specification of brass to use. There are a number of UK suppliers of brass sheet on the internet, e.g. https://www.metaloffcuts.co.uk/product/natural-brass-sheet/ but I would not know what proportions of copper / zinc would be suitable for concertina reed tongues. This website sells its sheets with the following specification , Grade CZ108 (Cross references UNS – C27200, ISO – CuZn37, EN – CW508L) also known as common brass and has a composition of 67% copper and 37% zinc ( I know the maths doesn't add up, but that is what it says). Would this be suitable? If you can offer any advice I would appreciate it. Thanks, Rod On 11/23/2021 at 11:24 AM, Chris Ghent said: See if you can find a few old harmonium reeds and take the brass out of them. There will be someone in the UK who sells them. Chris, thank you for your earlier response . I will follow this up. Edited November 26, 2021 by Rod Pearce Spelling! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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