|Type : English|
Make : Lachenal
Model : Edeophone tenor-treble
Price : £3500
I have only ever had a couple of these -in 44 years!
It is a tenor-treble Edeophone with what is described in the bill of sale as "gilt ends". It is number 60032-which would make it around the late 1920's.
It comes in its original case which has a label for " Principal A.M. Ross, Maker and Teacher, English concertina Aeola and Edeophone , 499 Maryhill Road, Queen's Cross , Glasgow NW"
I have had four or five instruments marked this way and they have all been fancy Edeophones-including the only two pearloid ones I have ever seen. He obviously dealt in expensive concertinas in the later period.
The instrument itself has been restored with new pads, valves, straps and tuned to concert pitch,
It has gilt raised metal ends, gilt metal buttons and fittings and 6 fold bellows.
It is in good playing condition. Some of the gilt is a little worn but that is to be expected and it was made with these ends -and very few ever were.
A lovely and very interesting concertina. Amaze your friends!