phillean Posted August 7, 2006 Share Posted August 7, 2006 (edited) My early concertina / chemnitzer has arrived. The body and bellows seem to be in reasonable condition. See photos below of the concertina and its parts. I aim to put lager photos on a web page. It has gangs of reeds on alloy plates (not magnetic), the reeds are rectangular, so I suppose it is an early chemnitzer because it has accordion reeds. I would appreciate suggestions on how to approach a few things. The problems. 1 - some of the leathers have fallen off or look quite old, I can replace those. 2 - two of the treble buttons have fallen of the wooden action - what is the best glue to use to reattach them ? 4 - a number of the tortion springs under the first row of treble keys are broken, where can I find new ones? 5 - the reeds, some have a little rust, most look ok, many of the treble reeds have scratch marks - lengthways, indicating a previous attempt at tuning. I can learn about tuning, but I am wondering if it is possible to obtain replacement reed gangs? photos below thanks phil added bass reeds photo 10 August 2006 Edited August 10, 2006 by phillean Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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