This concertina has been soldType : Duet
Make : Lachenal
Model : 55 Key Crane/Triumph
Price : £1600
A very nice Lachenal Crane Duet -Number 618 -probably around 1910.
It is the "New Model" variant-Lachenal's next to top model with raised ends. It has ebonised sides, metal buttons, steel reeds and 7 fold bellows.
The concertina has had a full restoration with new pads, straps, valves, bushings, an end re-finish and a bellows rebind+ being tuned to concert pitch.
It is therefore in very good playing condition and sounds great. The reeds are also in lovely condition.
All Duets are rare but Crane Duets are far rarer than Maccanns and 55 keys are especially sought after.