DDF Posted December 16, 2007 Share Posted December 16, 2007 Stephen whilst your on this subject I wonder whether you would be kind enough to roughly date mine.It has dovetailed reeds and riveted levers and its serial No 9008.Ive owned it many years and have often wondered about its age.Many thanks,David.Sorry the picture is not very good. If it's a Wheatstone I can't see how the number can be correct (could it be 29008?) Or is it a Crabb perhaps? Having checked the ledgers and price lists, I'm betting it is 29008. This would make it a model 19 (aeola tenor treble) from late 1921. Seems to fit the photo. The instrument is certainly a bit of a puzzle as several things seem not to be "right" about it, like rosewood (?) ends, the finger plates and the oval badge, not forgetting the serial number... I too wonder if it shouldn't be #29008, which was built as a metal-ended instrument, and it has been modified at a later date. It even has the SV (single valve - windkey) and WS (wrist straps) that 29008 is listed as having. Does it have the batch number 10 stamped inside it by any chance? If so, the original date is 12th November 1921. Thanks Paul and Stephen,I have always assumed it was a Wheatstone but maybe it is a Crabb.The sn is 9008 which always puzzled me.The ends are very figured amboyna.The oval plate isfor A.M Ross,principal 499Maryhill rd Glasgow.A retailer and shool if I remember rightly.All the fitting were Gilt but rather thinly I guess as the condition of everything else is superb.Inside it is like new with Ross's ink stamps on the reed boards.I think it is unlikely to be altered as I bought it from the granddaughter of the original owner.I will take off an end to see if it has a batch number and see if there is any other features I have forgotten about.That picture must be even worse than I thought if it looks like rosewood.Time to take some better ones ,that one was for insurance purposes and not a true representation.David Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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