andydiamond Posted February 19, 2007 Share Posted February 19, 2007 Hi all, I have here a nice 56 key glass button Edeophone, circa 1910. Serial No is 48872, tenor/treble, five fold bellows,glass buttons, with case. This Edeophone was bought new by Mr J.B.Davies, and played by him only until he passed away a few years ago.It was left to his grandson P.Davies in his will, and Philip, who is a friend of 20 years standing, stored the concertina as he does not play. I only found out he had it by accident, and he offered it to me to buy.However I already have a nice Aeola, and I cannot afford to pay him what it is worth, so he has asked me to sell it for him. Before I put it on Ebay, I thought someone here might like to buy it, so you guys are getting first chance, then if no-one wants it I will put it on ebay after weekend. This instrument is effectively one owner/player from new ! and has not been overhauled/" tuned " / messed about with in any way, it is not in "brand new" condition, there are a few small marks on it,and some wear on the fingerboard as is usual,but the bellows are excellent and the instrument plays a treat, with the bright tone usual from these top of the range instruments. It is fitted with wheatstone quick-adjust thumb straps, looks like they have been on since new, and the case is one of the 1950's types, in good condition, it still has the key with it. Just out of interest, I was told years ago, I think by Steve Dickinson, that the original leather cases always deteriorated in the North of England, because of the atmospheric pollution !! and certainly I can back this up in my own experience. Funnily enough, the bellows and the leatherwork on the concertinas is unaffected ( thank goodness )maybe the case protected the insrument from the atmosphere as well as from other damage. At around 100 years old this is probably as good as it gets, it's condition is more like 20 years old. I have been advised by a dealer friend that £1900 is a fair price, so that is what I am asking for it. Insured post will be around £20 If you are interested, please email me, I can send photos if required. Andy. ( location N.England nr Manchester.) firstname.lastname@example.org Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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