odonovanchris Posted April 21 Share Posted April 21 Quote I recently acquired this Jeffries anglo concertina in the keys of C/G and was wondering if anyone could help me estimate the age? Would the "C Jeffries Maker" stamp date it to around 1900? It has 44 keys including a bird whistle and drone. The bellows are losing air and appear to have been repaired in the past. It is indeed an anglo concertina and I've looked at all the reeds and everything appears to be original. Doesn't seem to be a duet conversion. It came in the original leather box. I intend on getting it repaired and am hoping the original bellows can be mended. Also it seems like the hand strap screw holes were removed and filled at some point since the straps are now only attached to the metal ends. The veneers around the edge have some chips that I'm hoping can be repaired. Overall I'm fairly sure it can be restored to playing condition. I've never seen a 44 key like this before (except maybe Micheal O'Rahallaigh's box?). It measures approx 5 1/2 inches across the flats and weighs in at around 1.5kg. Would love if anyone could provide further insights. Thanks! Chris. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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