Dating lachenal concertinas

dating lachenal concertinas

How much did Lachenal’s concertina cost?

It is not until the MDRA for 1863, by which time Lachenal’s advertisement has been reduced to a half page, that an engraving (the first hint) of an Anglo concertina appears (opposite that of an English), with ‘prices from £1. 11. 6 to £21’.

Should I buy a vintage concertina?

If you can afford it, one of these vintage concertinas will be a fine instrument on which to learn, and frankly, you might never need to purchase another instrument as long as you live. I bought my first anglo concertina -- a 32-button Lachenal rosewood-end C/G model -- in May 1996 from The Button Box in Amherst Massachusetts, USA.

Where can I find old concertinas in the Red Books?

C. Wheatstone & Co. sometimes sold concertinas (usually second hand) by other makers, and these are marked as such in the Red Books. There are a couple of very useful entries for early Lachenal Englishes: 26 Lachenal 9641, sold on 28th July 1862 to Eales for £2.2.0; and Lachenal 7728, sold on 4th April 1863 to Bagshaw for £3.3.0.

Was the Wheatstone Concertina a Lach?

48 This is the earliest reference in the ledgers to a concertina being a ‘Lach’, that is, one of the unfinished Lachenal stock of instruments eventually completed by Wheatstone’s. The Wheatstone model number 51 denoted a 20-key Anglo with mahogany ends; a 26-key rosewood-ended Wheatstone should have been described as a model 55B. [ Back to text ]

How many keys on a Lachenal concertina?

This is a Lachenal New Model English Concertina, a metal ended 6 sided concertina with 56 metal keys..

What kind of instrument is the Lachenal English concertina?

This Lachenal English Concertina tutor model has dark wood ends with bone bushed buttons and is pres.. Lachenal Inimitable English Treble ConcertinaA similar instrument to the Paragagon and is a fine exa.. This is a Lachenal New Model English Concertina, a metal ended 6 sided concertina with 56 metal keys..

Where did you buy your First Anglo concertina?

I bought my first anglo concertina -- a 32-button Lachenal rosewood-end C/G model -- in May 1996 from The Button Box in Amherst Massachusetts, USA. They had a metal-ended model available for a little more, but since I was already a bit over my budget, I got the wooden-end model.

How tall is a Victorian Lachenal and co concertina?

A Victorian Lachenal and co concertina in original wooden case. Excellent condition. Serial Number 193842. Emile Decoeur (1876-1953) for Edmond Lachenal (1855-1948) Art Nouveau vase stoneware in the form of an opening flower with reflexed petals, decorated in aubergine and pale mauve glazes signed ED and Lachenal 40cm high.

Who invented the Duet concertina?

A duet concertina (serial no. 35074) with a unique fingering arrangement, made by Wheatstone in 1938, turns out to be a realization of a design from Wm. Wheatstones patent of 1861.

Is the original Wheatstone concertina still in business?

Professor Sir Charles Wheatstone’s original patent concertina manufactory, still in business and on the web. After many difficulties following World War II, the business was bought in 1975 by Steve Dickinson, who succeeded in restoring its pre-war reputation for making the finest-quality instruments.

Where can I find a list of models and prices for concertinas?

Wheatstone & Co. list of models and prices for English concertinas from the annual Musical Directory, Register and Almanac (London: Rudall, Rose, Carte) for 1859. (The bulk of the list is harmoniums.)

How many Wheatstone Englishes and duets were made?

During these 37 years Wheatstone manufactured about 2,129 Englishes and Duets, with serial numbers from about #34955 through #37083, and some 9,498 Anglos, with serial numbers from #50001 through #59498. Yet, for unknown reasons, this vast population of late Wheatstone Anglos with #50000+ numbers are not seen nearly as often as one would expect.

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