allan atlas Posted July 5, 2007 Share Posted July 5, 2007 FOLKS: but to keep things in perspective: women account for only twelve percent of the transactions in the Wheatstone ledgers. . . . .needless to say, there are some things that we do not -- cannot -- know: 1. how many instruments purchased under a woman's name ended up in the hands of a husband, brother, nephew, uncle, etc. . . . 2. how many instrument purchased by men ended up in a woman's hands 3. how many women purchased Wheatstone concertinas from dealers for whom we don't have records 4. how many women played instruments other than those made by Wheatstone. . . . . obviously, without answers to these questions, our conclusions must always be guarded. . . . . . but that the instrument was seen as suitable for a woman -- which is, i think, rather different than saying that it was a woman's instrument -- is very clear from the manufacturers' adverts, from the introductions to tutors, from classified adverts, etc....................allan Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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