mousecorns Posted August 24, 2009 Share Posted August 24, 2009 I have a concertina for repair, bearing the label 'Campbell's Improved Concertina, 103 Trongate, Glasgow'. I understand that Campbell's were dealers, not makers, and instruments bearing their name were made by various makers, including Lachenal and Jones. This is an unusual concertina, in that it has two voices (presumably this is the 'improvement' to which the label refers), with a coupler switch at each end. It is clearly a cheaply made instrument, having wooden levers, to which the buttons are glued via leather pads, and eight common reed frames, each bearing 10 reeds. Despite this, it seems to be in fairly good overall condition, save for tired valves, some broken springs and a few loose or missing buttons (all of which I have taken care of already), and I would like to get it playing. The problem is, there is one broken reed and, since it is mounted on the same frame as 9 others, the whole frame needs to be replaced. I contacted one repairer, but he no longer keeps parts for these concertinas. Is there anyone who might have such a spare reed frame? Of course, the advantage of having two voices is that it would still be playable with only one reed missing. But I would like to get it fully working if possible. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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