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Generous sponsorship from the UK’s Heritage Lottery Fund and the Museums and Galleries Commission / Science Museum PRISM Fund enabled the Horniman Museum to purchase almost all the contents of the Concertina Museum in Belper, Derbyshire.The collection comprised over six hundred free reed instruments, together with an archive that included concertina music, recordings and postcards of famous concertina players. They were saved from destruction by Henry Minting, one of the managers of the company.If you have any particular requirements, a question, or an instrument you might like to sell to us, scroll down to the message box at the bottom of the page and leave your message. Only concertinas-uk will see your email address; it will NOT be published. We retain the right to edit or remove anything we deem inappropriate. played by buttons (8 on the top and 3 rows on the side) covering looks like mother of pearl but could be plastic. Nigel Hi, I have a Wheatstone & Co Concertina, model 22 treble 26491 I would like to sell, it is in its original box but both are in need of restoration. The lock to its box is broken and the handle is missing. A Preciosa is a melodeon, i think they were made before the 2nd world war, it is quite a nice thing to have. I do melodeon repairs as well as concertinas, so bring it along when you come to Devon, and I will have a look at it and see what might need doing. Some of the screws are corroded stuck and I think something has been living in it.I am mindful that the cost of the work could exceed the value of the instrument. One - Lachenal Anglo s/n 95555, 20 keys in GC, 5 fold bellows.Yours Peter Scott Reply written by Concertinas-uk at 7/12/2016, am Hi Peter. I can do the work for you, it is very unlikely that the cost of the work would exede the value of the instrument. Reasonable condition but needs restoration, box with no key (fairly standard for that, I would think). There are 24 buttons on each side and all seem to work.I do have photos if you would like me to email them to you. its pretty much in tune and the bellows seem ok but id like it if you could look it and perhaps tweek the air button. I'm in Liskeard so could fairly easily drive up to youthanksjimmy Hi Nigel we met a few years ago when I brought a concertina to you for repair I now have an old English concertina it would need full restoration I would like you to look at it for me to say if it is possible I would really like to be able to bring it to you next week begging Tuesday 2nd as there is more damage than anticipated many thanks sue leaman Reply written by Concertinas-uk at 2/1/2017, am Hi Sue, that's fine, we have a music session in the Globe at Fogmore this Tuesday 2nd January at 8.30pm, if that is of any interest, you could bring it then. Luckily it has excellent bellows and the brass reeds look great. Thank you Catherine Dear Sirs I have a Wheatstone English system 20471 which is very sad but still in use.The woodwork looks good too apart from the odd scratch. I have managed to snap a couple of the bolts years ago and the bellows are in poor shape. Rough idea of cost - or should I seek to part exchange, seeing as you have similar for sale with the work already done to them. I have two concertinas that I wish to sell; can supply photos later.

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Use of the "German" part of the title Anglo-German ceased in the UK during World War I. For example, if the row closest to the player's wrist is in the key of G, the next outer row is in the key of C below.

The Horniman Museum was established as a public museum in 1901, when it was given to the London County Council as representing ‘the people of London’.

The donor, Frederick Horniman, included some two hundred musical instruments in the gift of his collection and the Museum building.

Passed to me by an elderly relative probably around 1980, she described it as being one played by the Salvation Army. Two - Lachenal English s/n 41203 48 keys, 4 fold bellows, the root seems to be C (red buttons). Well, I have a key, but it doesn't seem to lock either! I have just acquired a Lachenal Concertina (serial number somewhere in 8,000's). Dark wood possibly Rose wood in velvet lined carrying case.

It hasn't been played for over 50 years but still seems in decent working order with a rosewood box. The overall condition is used but good I would say.

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