I recently had a hankering to learn concertina, so I've been reading and absorbing all sorts of information from all side. I figured my budget would allow me a 20 button anglo (that also matching the type of music I was interested in playing).
Anyway, I hesitated buying a cheap new instrument (good new ones costing $$$) so I've been watching eBay for a reasonable vintage instrument. I recently won this one ( http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...item=7329655708 ) with
Ok, I took a few pictures of the instrument. I even took the left side off this time, which led to another curiosity. Here are the pics...
The curiosity is that the left reed pan and action board look to have the number "924" stamped into them, while the right side has the number "921". The bellows also have "921" stamped on them. What an odd thing, this.
There were no other marks on the handles besides "STEEL REEDS" (and shown in the picture). And there were