johnneenah Posted October 1, 2022 Share Posted October 1, 2022 Wheatstone Aeola extended treble tortoise shell 56 button English concertina serial no. 35692. This serial number places the date of manufacture to 1950. The original Wheatstone ledger page that describes it is included in the photos. I purchased it in 1982 from Lark in the Morninig. It's in very good condition - the in reed for high D is stuck, all the other reeds and buttons work fine. There is minor wear visible, most on the right thumb leather. The ends and bellows are all in excellent condition, no leaks. It has a Wheatstone leather case but I don't know if it is the original case for this concertina - it has more wear that the concertina with original hinges replaced with leather and the carrying strap replaced before I bought it. I can't play anymore because of arthritis in my hands and I've been keeping it for sentimental reasons, but now I need to sell. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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